Bazel vs. Pants vs. Buck

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What is 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.

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.

What is Buck?

Buck encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources, and supports a variety of languages on many platforms.

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Why do developers choose Bazel?
Why do you like Bazel?

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

Why do developers choose Buck?
Why do you like Buck?


What are the cons of using Bazel?
Downsides of Bazel?

What are the cons of using Pants?
No Cons submitted yet for Pants
Downsides of Pants?

What are the cons of using Buck?
No Cons submitted yet for Buck
Downsides of Buck?


What companies use Bazel?
11 companies on StackShare use Bazel
What companies use Pants?
4 companies on StackShare use Pants
What companies use Buck?
5 companies on StackShare use Buck


What tools integrate with Bazel?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Bazel
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Buck?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Buck

What are some alternatives to Bazel, Pants, and Buck?

  • 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
  • Apache Ant - Java based build tool

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