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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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WebSphere Application Server ANT Tasks

WebSphere Application Server ships with several ANT tasks that aid in common deployment and configuration tasks. The goal is to provide the ability to have a more complete build process. In this section, we will define the available ANT tasks in WebSphere Application Server.

We have divided the scripts into five sections:

  • Assembly tasks— Tasks that help in the assembling of applications into an EAR. The majority of these tasks wrap other utilities such as the EJBDeploy utility that generates the EJB deployment code.

  • Deployment tasks— Tasks that aid in the deployment of an application. The majority of the WebSphere ANT tasks are wrappers to the wsadmin scripting language. When one of the WAS ANT tasks executes, ...

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