Apache Ant vs. Pants

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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 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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Why do developers choose Apache Ant?
Why do you like Apache Ant?

Why do developers choose Pants?
Why do you like Pants?


What are the cons of using Apache Ant?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Ant
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What are the cons of using Pants?
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What companies use Apache Ant?
28 companies on StackShare use Apache Ant
What companies use Pants?
4 companies on StackShare use Pants


What tools integrate with Apache Ant?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Ant
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Apache Ant and Pants?

  • Gradle - A powerful build system for the JVM
  • 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

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