Ant has won the 2003 JavaWorld Editors’ choice award for
Most Useful Java Community-Developed Technology.
Ant also won this award in 2002. There’s a little blurb about the award where I was quoted, although the quote probably sounded funny. As Matt, the wit, said “What a contribution to the world of contributions that sentence is (if I might make that contribution)”. The full text of what I said was:
Platform independence is important as it allows a single build file to work reliably on a number of different platforms. This is important in Open Source projects because the people contributing code use a variety of platforms. The ability for a contributor to easily build the code for a project makes it easier to contribute and also to integerate their contributions.
Anyway, the award is testament to the hard work of a lot of people who keep Ant going along. I’m looking forward to Ant 1.6