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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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272 Companies Using Apache Maven
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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
  • Pants - Build system by Twitter, Foursquare, and Square

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