Apache Maven vs. Pants



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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.

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Why do developers choose Apache Maven?
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Why do developers choose Pants?
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What are the cons of using Apache Maven?
Downsides of Apache Maven?

What are the cons of using Pants?
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What companies use Apache Maven?
403 companies on StackShare use Apache Maven
What companies use Pants?
4 companies on StackShare use Pants
What tools integrate with Apache Maven?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Maven
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What are some alternatives to Apache Maven and Pants?

  • 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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