Gradle vs. Apache Ant vs. Pants



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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 Pants?

Pants is a build system for Java, Scala and Python. It works particularly well for a source code repository that contains many distinct projects.

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Pros

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Gradle?
546 companies on StackShare use Gradle
What companies use Apache Ant?
30 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use Pants?
4 companies on StackShare use Pants

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
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What are some alternatives to Gradle, Apache Ant, and Pants?

  • 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

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