by Ovidiu Predescu, Jeff Turner
Anteater was started by Ovidiu Predescu's need to have a testing
framework for testing asynchronous Web services (those that send
asynchronous SOAP messages between them, like ebXML and
but also for testing Apache Cocoon.
Very early and extremely valuable feedback was provided by
Jeff Turner. He later spent more time implementing new features and
improving the general design and implementation of the code, and
became an active developer.
Anteater would not have been possible without the Apache
Ant project. Ant is a great little tool, very useful for
robust software development. If you're not already using it, you
should consider using it in your projects.
Anteater was inspired by Tomcat's 3.x HttpClient testing
framework, whose primary author is Costin Manolache. HttpClient is still
in use in the 3.x releases of Tomcat.
Anteater's listener facility would not have been
possible without Costin's expert help, who fixed the major bugs
in the Anteater code embedding Tomcat 3.3.
Anteater makes use of some Ant extension tasks, provided by
The following people provided valuable feedback, which helped
improve the usability and stability of the code:
- William Vambenepe
- Shridhar Diwan
- Bill Jones
- Ivelin Ivanov
Anteater's primary developers are: