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Apache Ant is a versatile Java library and command-line tool designed to facilitate processes outlined in build files, involving interdependent targets and extension points. While it is widely recognized for building Java applications, Ant provides a range of built-in tasks for tasks such as compiling, assembling, testing, and running Java applications. Moreover, it extends its utility beyond Java to encompass the build processes of non-Java applications like those written in C or C++. In essence, Ant offers the flexibility to manage a wide array of processes defined through targets and tasks without imposing specific coding conventions or directory structures on Java projects that adopt it as a build tool.”