Apache Ant vs. Bazel vs. Buck

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What is Apache Ant?

Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code.

What is 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.

What is Buck?

Buck is a build system for Android that encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources. Because Android applications are predominantly written in Java, Buck also functions as a Java build system. Speed is the primary focus for Buck. At Facebook, we found Buck to be more than twice as fast as Ant, and we are continuing to make it even faster.


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    What are the cons of using Apache Ant?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache Ant
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    What are the cons of using Bazel?
    No Cons submitted yet for Bazel
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    What are the cons of using Buck?
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    What companies use Apache Ant?
    24 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
    What companies use Bazel?
    8 companies on StackShare use Bazel
    What companies use Buck?
    4 companies on StackShare use Buck


    What tools integrate with Apache Ant?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Ant
    What tools integrate with Bazel?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Bazel
    What tools integrate with Buck?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Buck

    What are some alternatives to Apache Ant, Bazel, and Buck?

    • Gradle - A powerful build system for the JVM
    • Apache Maven - Apache build manager for Java projects.
    • Sonatype Nexus - The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components
    • JitPack - JitPack builds GitHub Gradle and Maven projects on demand and provides ready-to-use packages

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