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What is SCons?

It is an Open Source software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool. Think of it as an improved, cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake and compiler caches such as ccache. In short, it is an easier, more reliable and faster way to build software.
SCons is a tool in the Automated Build Tools category of a tech stack.
SCons is an open source tool with 818 GitHub stars and 176 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SCons's open source repository on GitHub

SCons Integrations

Java, Visual Studio, C++, Qt, and Perforce are some of the popular tools that integrate with SCons. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with SCons.

Why developers like SCons?

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SCons's Features

  • Reliable, automatic dependency analysis built-in for C, C++ and Fortran
  • Use the power of a real programming language to solve build problems
  • Built-in support for fetching source files from SCCS, RCS, CVS, BitKeeper and Perforce
  • Reliable detection of build changes using MD5 signatures

SCons Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to SCons?
CMake
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.
Bazel
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
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.
FinalBuilder
With FinalBuilder you don't need to edit xml, or write scripts. Visually define and debug your build scripts, then schedule them with windows scheduler, or integrate them with Continua CI, Jenkins or any other CI Server.
psake
It is a build automation tool written in PowerShell. It avoids the angle-bracket tax associated with executable XML by leveraging the PowerShell syntax in your build scripts.
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