Posted on 08 December, 2003 (2 decades ago)
Some time ago I came across an interesting article on Apache's wiki entitled (Apache Wiki: The Elements Of Ant Style. It's a very thourough overview of good practices for writing clean, readable, reusable and efficient Ant build files.
Today, through magpiebrain, I read on OnJava another very interesting and concise article giving 15 Ant best practices. It's much shorter than the previous article on Apache's wiki, but still, with those 15 practices you'll manage to improve some messy build scripts. Believe me !