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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 Pants?

Pants is a build system for Java, Scala and Python. It works particularly well for a source code repository that contains many distinct projects.

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What are the cons of using Apache Ant?
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What companies use Apache Ant?
30 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use Bazel?
9 companies on StackShare use Bazel
What companies use Pants?
4 companies on StackShare use Pants


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 Ant, Bazel, and Pants?

  • 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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