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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 Pants?

Pants is a build system for Java, Scala and Python. It works particularly well for a source code repository that contains many distinct 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.

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

    • 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
    • Bazel - Correct, reproducible, fast builds for everyone

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