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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 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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Apache Maven?
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    What are the cons of using Apache Ant?
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    What are the cons of using Buck?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache Maven?
    278 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
    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 Apache Maven?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Maven
    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 Apache Maven, Apache Ant, and Buck?

    • Gradle - A powerful build system for the JVM
    • 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 Apache Maven



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