Anteater is a testing framework designed around Ant, from the Apache Jakarta Project. It provides an easy way to write tests for checking the functionality of a Web application or of an XML Web service. It can test either HTTP requests or replies in various sophisticated ways. The ability to wait for incoming HTTP messages is unique to Anteater, which makes it especially useful when building tests for applications that use high level SOAP-based communication and asynchronous SOAP messages. Anteater provides XML and text logging support and the ability to render the logs into HTML reports.
Anthill is a tool that ensures a controlled build process and promotes the sharing of knowledge within an organization. Anthill performs a checkout from the source repository of the latest version of a project before every build and tags the repository with a unique build number after every build. It supports many reposistory adapters including: CVS (Concurrent Versions System), Visual Source Safe, Perforce, PVCS, StarTeam, MKSIntegrity, and FileSystem. Anthill also automatically updates a project intranet site with artifacts from the latest build. Anthill is an extension to the Apache-Ant project and is compatible with version 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 of Ant.
AnthillPro is a build management and lifecycle automation server for the enterprise that makes the build and release process easy and efficient. As a continuous integration server, it can produce a new build for every developer check-in. The entire team can be alerted to problems via email or instant message. Each build can then be promoted to higher statuses, or deployed to various servers and environments using your scripts. At every step, AnthillPro records who did what to keep your auditors happy.
Anthill3 is a radically altered approach to build and application lifecycle management. Anthill3 uses a concept called "Build Life" to not only automate the build process, but to also automate promotions and deployments. A central-server and agent architecture is at the core of Anthill3. The server manages configuration and workflow. The agents run the jobs powering distributed and multi-platform builds as well as promotion and deployment to multiple environments (such as DEV, QA, UAT, PROD, etc.).
Antmod is a build management, release management, and repository management tool. Its implementation is an Ant-based extensible engine for retrieving, versioning, building, and deploying code to and from Subversion or CVS. It standardizes build files for Java projects and provides build plugins for various tasks. It also standardizes tagging and branching for both CVS and Subversion, and its module and repository management can also be used for non-Java projects. It greatly speeds up Java software development, promotes reuse of Java software, and standardizes the build-test- release cycle.
Apache .NET Ant Library is a library of Apache Ant tasks that support development for the .NET platform. It supports Microsoft's frameworks as well as Mono. The library contains tasks to run common .NET development tools like NUnit, NAnt, or MSBuild. In addition, it contains a task to create Windows MSI installer packages using the WiX toolkit. The "old" .NET development tasks of Ant's core have found a new home here as well, and further development of those tasks will happen inside of this Ant Library.