Apache Maven vs. Apache Ant vs. Bazel



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What is 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.

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.

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What companies use Apache Maven?
388 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
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30 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use Bazel?
9 companies on StackShare use Bazel

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What tools integrate with Apache Ant?
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What tools integrate with Bazel?
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What are some alternatives to Apache Maven, Apache Ant, and Bazel?

  • Gradle - A powerful build system for the JVM
  • 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
  • Buck - A build system developed and used by Facebook

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