Gradle vs. Apache Ant vs. Buck

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What is 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.

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 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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349 Companies Using Gradle
24 Companies Using Apache Ant
4 Companies Using Buck

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

  • Apache Maven - Apache build manager for Java projects.
  • Sonatype Nexus - The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components
  • Bazel - Correct, reproducible, fast builds for everyone
  • JitPack - JitPack builds GitHub Gradle and Maven projects on demand and provides ready-to-use packages

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