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      Dependency management
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      Necessary evil
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      I’d rather code my app, not my build
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      Publishing packaged artifacts
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      Convention over configuration
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      Consistency across builds
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      Prevents overengineering using scripting
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      Runs Tests
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      Lot of cool plugins
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      Hard to customize
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      Runs on Linux
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      Runs on OS X
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      Slow incremental build
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      Inconsistent buillds
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        Inconsistent buillds
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        Not many plugin-alternatives

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      What is CocoaPods?

      It supports almost every way you would want to get source code, git, svn, bzr, http and hg. You can use your own private code repository to manage your own dependencies. It only requires a git repo, no server necessary.

      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.

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      What are some alternatives to CocoaPods and Apache Maven?
      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.
      Cocoa Touch (iOS)
      The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
      It exclusively uses dynamic frameworks instead of static libraries. It's a ruthlessly simple dependency manager for macOS and iOS, created by a group of developers from Github.
      Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.
      npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
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