Extreme Programming with Ant

Building and Deploying Java Applications with JSP, Ejb, XSLT, Xdoclet, and Junit

By Glenn Niemeyer; Jeremy Poteet
(Sams Publishing, Paperback, 9780672325625, 456pp.)

Publication Date: May 2003

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From the Back Cover:

You ve heard about Extreme Programming. You might have read articles or books describing the XP process, but what next? How do you implement XP principles into an actual Java project? This unique book explains everything you need for XP development, starting with Ant, the popular Java build tool. The authors describe every stage of a real-world project life cycle testing, refactoring, versioning, deployment, and more with practical examples that you can immediately put to use in your own projects.

Every aspect of an XP project includes unique challenges, and Extreme Programming with Ant works through each step of the process.

  • Mitigate risks by creating spike tests with Ant buildfiles
  • Add version control and testing with JUnit
  • Automate nightly builds and reporting
  • Deploy applications dynamically using XDoclet
  • Add additional team members after a project is underway
  • Write custom Ant components to facilitate deployment
  • Adapt an XP process for use by other teams or across an enterprise

Throughout the book, the authors include dozens of ideas for extending Ant with useful custom features such as generating UML diagrams and creating reports and metrics on-the-fly. All code and examples have been built, tested, and deployed using Ant 1.5.3.

About the Author
Jeremy Poteet is the Chief Security Officer for appDefense, a consulting company specializing in application security. He is a CISSP and was the winner in the 2002 eWeek OpenLabs OpenHack IV competition, and has more than 15 years experience in software development. Jeremy has promoted Ant as the build process and XP as a development methodology for both internal projects and with various clients across the country. He has led numerous Java development and XP projects and has incorporated Ant at several customer sites. He has been involved in every aspect of the software development process, with team sizes ranging from 1 to over 100.

Glenn Niemeyer is a consultant with Technology Partners Inc., a Mid-west based Consulting Firm. He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, and 15 years of experience in software development. Glenn joined Technology Partners in 1996, and has been a technical team leader and project leader on a number of software development projects. He is also active in the area of Application Security. Glenn can be reached at gniemeyer@tech-partners.com

Jeremy Potee is the Chief Security Officer for appDefense, a consulting company specializing in application security. Jeremy has many years of experience administering Windows, Unix and Linux-based servers. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and was the winner in the 2002 eWeek OpenLabs OpenHack IV competition. Jeremy is an active member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), including serving as a project manager for the OWASP Guide and a monthly columnist on .NET security. He is also a member of multiple OASIS technical committees that establish security standards. He can be reached at CanningSpam@appdefense.com.
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