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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 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.
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    What are some alternatives to Apache Ant, Gradle, and Apache Maven?
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    CMake
    It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of the user's choice.
    Sonatype Nexus
    It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies
    JFrog Artifactory
    It integrates with your existing ecosystem supporting end-to-end binary management that overcomes the complexity of working with different software package management systems, and provides consistency to your CI/CD workflow.
    Bazel
    Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
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    Decisions about Apache Ant, Gradle, and Apache Maven
    Joshua Dean Küpper
    Joshua Dean Küpper
    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 150.3K views
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    Apache Maven
    Apache Maven
    Apache Ant
    Apache Ant
    Gradle
    Gradle
    Bazel
    Bazel

    All Java-Projects are compiled using Apache Maven. We prefer it over Apache Ant and Gradle as it combines lightweightness with feature-richness and offers basically all we can imagine from a software project-management tool and more. We're open however to re-evaluate this decision in favor of Gradle or Bazel in the future if we feel like we're missing out on anything.

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    frido
    frido
    Apache Maven
    Apache Maven
    Gradle
    Gradle

    We use Apache Maven because it is a standard. Gradle is very good alternative, but Gradle doesn't provide any advantage for our project. Gradle is slower (without running daemon), need more resources and a learning curve is quite big. Our project can not use a great flexibility of Gradle. On the other hand, Maven is well-know tool integrated in many IDEs, Dockers and so on.

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    Giovanni Candido da Silva uses GradleGradle

    The main build tool. Integrate and delegate build to NodeJS in the client application, and build the server, its used for development productivity and production optimisations and quality. Automate all machine scripts and build things from dev to continuous integration to production

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    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Apache MavenApache Maven

    All Java-Projects are compiled using Maven. We prefer it over Ant and Gradle as it combines lightweightness with feature-richness and offers basically all we can imagine from a software project-management tool and more.

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    Cirrus Labs uses GradleGradle

    All 20+ micro-services that power Cirrus CI are living in a single mono repository. Gradle is using for testing and building Docker containers for all services.

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    Kang Hyeon Ku uses GradleGradle

    maven 과 함께 자바의 유명한 빌드 툴중 하나인데 솔직히 그냥 테스크 러너라는 생각이 든다. ssh 플러그인을 쓰면 간단한 배포는 쉽게 자동화 할 수 있다. ssh 플러그인의 경우 서버 시작 종료 쉘이 잘 안되는 경우가 있는 것 같다.

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    Casey Smith uses Apache MavenApache Maven

    Package management and build automation for the back-end, plus integration of front-end build automation using Gulp/Bower/NPM.

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    Refractal uses GradleGradle

    Gradle is used generally as our Android build tool, simplifying dependencies and general build process dramatically.

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    claudiofus uses GradleGradle

    Accelerate developer productivity. Gradle helps teams build, automate and deliver better software, faster.

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    Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses Apache MavenApache Maven

    Necessary for Google j2objc

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    theskyinflames uses Apache MavenApache Maven

    JEE application development cycle management.

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    ByeongGi uses Apache AntApache Ant
    • 전 회사 레거시 프로젝트에서 war 빌드시에 사용하였다.
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    Anirban Das uses Apache MavenApache Maven

    Build and Dependency Management

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