CMake vs SBT: What are the differences?
Developers describe CMake as "An open-source system that manages the build process *". It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of the user's choice. On the other hand, *SBT** is detailed as "An open-source build tool for Scala and Java projects". It is similar to Java's Maven and Ant. Its main features are: Native support for compiling Scala code and integrating with many Scala test frameworks.
CMake and SBT belong to "Java Build Tools" category of the tech stack.
According to the StackShare community, SBT has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to CMake, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.