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Bazel vs Capsule: What are the differences?

What is Bazel? Correct, reproducible, fast builds for everyone. 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 Capsule? Dead-Simple Packaging and Deployment for JVM Apps. Packages any JVM application, no matter how complex, as a single, plain executable JAR. A capsule may directly contain all of the applicationā€™s dependencies or simply declare some or all of them, to be downloaded when launched.

Bazel and Capsule can be categorized as "Java Build" tools.

Bazel and Capsule are both open source tools. Bazel with 12.4K GitHub stars and 2.02K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Capsule with 1.13K GitHub stars and 79 GitHub forks.

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 Capsule?

Packages any JVM application, no matter how complex, as a single, plain executable JAR. A capsule may directly contain all of the applicationā€™s dependencies or simply declare some or all of them, to be downloaded when launched.
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