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Apache Maven vs SBT: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apache Maven as "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. 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.

Apache Maven and SBT belong to "Java Build Tools" category of the tech stack.

Apache Maven is an open source tool with 1.74K GitHub stars and 1.28K 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 305 company stacks & 142 developers stacks; compared to SBT, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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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 SBT?

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.
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      opening.io uses Apache MavenApache Maven

      Java build tool for internal processes: Jezebel daemon (in-mem classifiers/recommendations/feature analysis), Connemara (batch resume stream processor) and opes (opening elasticsearch plugin, simple process that listens for new incoming resumes and triggers analysis by Jezebel via a tcp json command).

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Apache MavenApache Maven

      All Java-Projects are compiled using Maven. We prefer it over Ant and Gradle as it combines lightweightness with feature-richness and offers basically all we can imagine from a software project-management tool and more.

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      Casey Smith uses Apache MavenApache Maven

      Package management and build automation for the back-end, plus integration of front-end build automation using Gulp/Bower/NPM.

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      Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses Apache MavenApache Maven

      Necessary for Google j2objc

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      theskyinflames uses Apache MavenApache Maven

      JEE application development cycle management.

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