Apache Ant is Java library and command line tool used to “build” or run tasks. It’s pretty popular in the Java Community along with Maven.
In some of our larger Magento EE (Enterprise Edition) setups we have Multiple stores that have different domains. One of the challenges with stores on different domains is sharing sessions.
We’re always creating custom Magento implementations for our clients and that typically starts with a local.xml file.
Here are some helpful Magento references and snippets we regularly use.