Gradle vs. Bazel vs. JitPack

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What is Gradle?

Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.

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 JitPack?

JitPack is an easy to use package repository for Gradle/Sbt and Maven projects. We build GitHub projects on demand and provides ready-to-use packages.

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Why do developers choose Gradle?
Why do you like Gradle?

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

Why do developers choose JitPack?
Why do you like JitPack?


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

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

What are the cons of using JitPack?
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What companies use Gradle?
572 companies on StackShare use Gradle
What companies use Bazel?
11 companies on StackShare use Bazel
What companies use JitPack?
5 companies on StackShare use JitPack


What tools integrate with Gradle?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Gradle
What tools integrate with Bazel?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Bazel
What tools integrate with JitPack?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with JitPack

What are some alternatives to Gradle, Bazel, and JitPack?

  • 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
  • Pants - Build system by Twitter, Foursquare, and Square

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