Gradle vs. Apache Maven vs. Apache Ant

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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 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.

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Why do developers choose Gradle?
Why do you like Gradle?

Why do developers choose Apache Maven?
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    Why do developers choose Apache Ant?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Apache Maven?
    Downsides of Apache Maven?

    What are the cons of using Apache Ant?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache Ant
    Downsides of Apache Ant?

    Companies

    What companies use Gradle?
    359 companies on StackShare use Gradle
    What companies use Apache Maven?
    277 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
    What companies use Apache Ant?
    24 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Gradle?
    11 tools on StackShare integrate with Gradle
    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 are some alternatives to Gradle, Apache Maven, and Apache Ant?

    • 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
    • Pants - Build system by Twitter, Foursquare, and Square

    See all alternatives to Gradle

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