Gradle vs Sonatype Nexus

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Gradle vs Sonatype Nexus: What are the differences?

What is Gradle? A powerful build system for the JVM. 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 Sonatype Nexus? The world's best way to organize, store, and distribute software components. Deliver better, safer software even faster with software supply chain automation.

Gradle and Sonatype Nexus can be categorized as "Java Build" tools.

Gradle and Sonatype Nexus are both open source tools. Gradle with 9.23K GitHub stars and 2.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Sonatype Nexus with 527 GitHub stars and 236 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Gradle has a broader approval, being mentioned in 465 company stacks & 360 developers stacks; compared to Sonatype Nexus, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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Pros of Gradle
Pros of Sonatype Nexus
  • 109
    Flexibility
  • 51
    Easy to use
  • 47
    Groovy dsl
  • 22
    Slow build time
  • 10
    Crazy memory leaks
  • 8
    Fast incremental builds
  • 4
    Kotlin DSL
  • 1
    Windows Support
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    Cons of Gradle
    Cons of Sonatype Nexus
    • 7
      Inactionnable documentation
    • 6
      It is just the mess of Ant++
    • 4
      Hard to decide: ten or more ways to achieve one goal
    • 2
      Bad Eclipse tooling
    • 2
      Dependency on groovy
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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 Sonatype Nexus?

      It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies

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      What are some alternatives to Gradle and Sonatype Nexus?
      Apache Ant
      Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code.
      Jenkins
      In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
      Groovy
      It is a powerful multi-faceted programming language for the JVM platform. It supports a spectrum of programming styles incorporating features from dynamic languages such as optional and duck typing, but also static compilation and static type checking at levels similar to or greater than Java through its extensible static type checker. It aims to greatly increase developer productivity with many powerful features but also a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.
      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.
      Bazel
      Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
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