ANT is a scripting framework often used in task automation for Java. It is commonly used to automate the building of code from source into the resulting binary artifacts.
The Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) provides a framework for building features and plug-ins using ANT technology. The automated PDE build technology will dynamically create build scripts based upon the build.properties
file associated with a project.
Parent topic: Packaging applications for distribution: XPD622