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Pants vs Please: What are the differences?

What is Pants? Build system by Twitter, Foursquare, and Square. Pants is a build system for Java, Scala and Python. It works particularly well for a source code repository that contains many distinct projects.

What is Please? A Cross-Language Build System. Please is a cross-language build system with an emphasis on high performance, extensibility and reproduceability. It supports a number of popular languages and can automate nearly any aspect of your build process.

Pants and Please can be categorized as "Java Build" tools.

Some of the features offered by Pants are:

  • Builds Java, Scala, and Python.
  • Adding support for new languages is straightforward.
  • Supports code generation: thrift, protocol buffers, custom code generators.

On the other hand, Please provides the following key features:

  • Build files
  • Build targets
  • Build labels

Pants and Please are both open source tools. It seems that Pants with 1.16K GitHub stars and 333 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Please with 811 GitHub stars and 76 GitHub forks.

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.

What is Please?

Please is a cross-language build system with an emphasis on high performance, extensibility and reproduceability. It supports a number of popular languages and can automate nearly any aspect of your build process.
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          Gradle
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          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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          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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          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.
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