CLion vs Apache Maven: What are the differences?
What is CLion? A cross-platform IDE for C and C++. Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings.
What is Apache Maven? Apache build manager for Java projects. 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.
CLion can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Apache Maven is grouped under "Java Build Tools".
Some of the features offered by CLion are:
- Smart Editor
- Code Generation
On the other hand, Apache Maven provides the following key features:
- Simple project setup that follows best practices - get a new project or module started in seconds
- Consistent usage across all projects means no ramp up time for new developers coming onto a project
- Superior dependency management including automatic updating, dependency closures (also known as transitive dependencies)
"Good editor" is the top reason why over 21 developers like CLion, while over 125 developers mention "Dependency management" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Maven.
Apache Maven is an open source tool with 1.71K GitHub stars and 1.26K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Maven's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Apache Maven has a broader approval, being mentioned in 301 company stacks & 138 developers stacks; compared to CLion, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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