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Bazel vs Sonatype Nexus: 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 Sonatype Nexus? The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components. Deliver better, safer software even faster with software supply chain automation.

Bazel and Sonatype Nexus can be primarily classified as "Java Build" tools.

Bazel and Sonatype Nexus are both open source tools. It seems that Bazel with 12.4K GitHub stars and 2.02K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sonatype Nexus with 527 GitHub stars and 236 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Sonatype Nexus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 49 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Bazel, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Bazel
Pros of Sonatype Nexus
  • 26
    Fast
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    Deterministic incremental builds
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    Correct
  • 14
    Multi-language
  • 13
    Enforces declared inputs/outputs
  • 9
    High-level build language
  • 8
    Scalable
  • 5
    Multi-platform support
  • 4
    Sandboxing
  • 3
    Dependency management
  • 2
    Flexible
  • 2
    Windows Support
  • 1
    Android Studio integration
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    Cons of Bazel
    Cons of Sonatype Nexus
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      No Windows Support
    • 2
      Bad IntelliJ support
    • 1
      Poor windows support for some languages
    • 1
      Constant breaking changes
    • 1
      Learning Curve
    • 1
      Lack of Documentation
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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 Sonatype Nexus?

      It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies

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