Apache Ant vs. JitPack vs. Buck

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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 JitPack?

JitPack is an easy to use package repository for Gradle/Sbt and Maven projects. We build GitHub projects on demand and provides ready-to-use packages.

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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What are the cons of using Apache Ant?
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What are the cons of using JitPack?
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What are the cons of using Buck?
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What companies use Apache Ant?
24 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use JitPack?
3 companies on StackShare use JitPack
What companies use Buck?
4 companies on StackShare use Buck


What tools integrate with Apache Ant?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Ant
What tools integrate with JitPack?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with JitPack
What tools integrate with Buck?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Buck

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

  • 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
  • Bazel - Correct, reproducible, fast builds for everyone

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