Gradle vs. Apache Ant vs. Buck

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Description

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Gradle?
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Why do developers choose Apache Ant?
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Why do developers choose Buck?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Gradle?
Downsides of Gradle?

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 Buck?
No Cons submitted yet for Buck
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Companies

What companies use Gradle?
374 companies on StackShare use Gradle
What companies use Apache Ant?
24 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use Buck?
4 companies on StackShare use Buck

Integrations

What tools integrate with Gradle?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Gradle
What tools integrate with Apache Ant?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Ant
What tools integrate with Buck?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Buck

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

See all alternatives to Gradle

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