Apache Ant vs Apache Maven vs Sonatype Nexus

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Apache Ant

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Pros of Apache Ant
Pros of Apache Maven
Pros of Sonatype Nexus
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    Easy to learn
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    Easy to write own java-build-hooks
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    Dependency management
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    Necessary evil
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    I’d rather code my app, not my build
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    Publishing packaged artifacts
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    Convention over configuration
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    Consistency across builds
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    Prevents overengineering using scripting
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    Runs Tests
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    Lot of cool plugins
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    Hard to customize
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    Runs on Linux
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    Runs on OS X
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    Slow incremental build
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    Inconsistent buillds
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    Good IDE tooling
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    Cons of Apache Ant
    Cons of Apache Maven
    Cons of Sonatype Nexus
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      Old and not widely used anymore
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      Inconsistent buillds
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      Not many plugin-alternatives
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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 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 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

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