Apache Maven vs. Bazel vs. JitPack

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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 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 Apache Maven?
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Why do developers choose Bazel?
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Why do developers choose JitPack?
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What are the cons of using Apache Maven?
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What are the cons of using Bazel?
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What are the cons of using JitPack?
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What companies use Apache Maven?
393 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
What companies use Bazel?
9 companies on StackShare use Bazel
What companies use JitPack?
5 companies on StackShare use JitPack


What tools integrate with Apache Maven?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Maven
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 Apache Maven, Bazel, and JitPack?

  • Gradle - A powerful build system for the JVM
  • 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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