Ecplise: Should I ran Ant via External Tools or as a Builder?
Posted on 2006-07-07
I'm new to Ant, but my Eclipse project needs to be built by Ant before it will run. As I see it, there are two ways to run Ant: Either I run Ant via the External Tools menu, or I can create a Builder of type Ant Build. What is the difference between the two?
I notice that the Builder may give me the option of running Ant build continuously, rather than just when I want to run the program. Why would I want to run Ant continously? What's the point of building the program when I'm not planning to run it?