Gradle vs. Apache Maven vs. Buck

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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 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 Buck?

Buck encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources, and supports a variety of languages on many platforms.
Why do developers choose Gradle?
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Why do developers choose Apache Maven?
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Why do developers choose Buck?
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What are the cons of using Gradle?
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What are the cons of using Apache Maven?
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What are the cons of using Buck?
No Cons submitted yet for Buck
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What companies use Gradle?
601 companies on StackShare use Gradle
What companies use Apache Maven?
408 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
What companies use Buck?
5 companies on StackShare use Buck
What tools integrate with Gradle?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Gradle
What tools integrate with Apache Maven?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Maven
What tools integrate with Buck?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Buck

What are some alternatives to Gradle, Apache Maven, and Buck?

  • Sonatype Nexus - The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components
  • Apache Ant - Java based build tool
  • Bazel - Correct, reproducible, fast builds for everyone
  • JitPack - JitPack builds GitHub Gradle and Maven projects on demand and provides ready-to-use packages

See all alternatives to Gradle

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