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A build system developed and used by Facebook
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What is Buck?

Buck encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources, and supports a variety of languages on many platforms.
Buck is a tool in the Java Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Buck is an open source tool with 7.6K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Buck's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Buck?

5 companies reportedly use Buck in their tech stacks, including Facebook, Square, and Pardel.

18 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Buck.

Buck's Features

  • Speed up your Android builds. Buck builds independent artifacts in parallel to take advantage of multiple cores. Further, it reduces incremental build times by keeping track of unchanged modules so that the minimal set of modules is rebuilt.
  • Introduce ad-hoc build steps for building artifacts that are not supported out-of-the-box using the standard Ant build scripts for Android.
  • Keep the logic for generating build rules in the build system instead of requiring a separate system to generate build files.
  • Generate code-coverage metrics for your unit tests.
  • Generate an IntelliJ project based on your build rules. This makes Buck ideal for both local development builds in an IDE as well as headless builds on a continuous integration machine.
  • Make sense of your build dependencie

Buck Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Buck?
Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
Apache Maven
Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of the user's choice.
Sonatype Nexus
It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies
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