Apache Maven vs. Apache Ant vs. Pants



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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 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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Why do developers choose Apache Ant?
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Why do developers choose Pants?
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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 Pants?
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Companies

What companies use Apache Maven?
393 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
What companies use Apache Ant?
28 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use Pants?
4 companies on StackShare use Pants

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

  • 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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