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Cake is described as '(C# Make) is a cross-platform build automation system with a C# DSL for tasks such as compiling code, copying files and folders, running unit tests, compressing files and building NuGet packages' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cake for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is CMake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cake are GNU Make, SCons, Maven and Gradle.

This page was last updated May 26, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Cake (C# Make) is a cross-platform build automation system with a C# DSL for tasks such as compiling code, copying files...

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  1. CMake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files.

  2. GNU Make

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    Make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.

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  3. SCons

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SCons is an Open Source software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool. Think of SCons as an improved, cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake and compiler caches such as ccache.

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  4. Maven

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Apache Maven is a Java-based tool for build automation and project management (in software development). It is centered around a Project Object Model (POM) described in a XML file that describes the project structure and its dependencies to other components and libraries.

  5. Gradle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gradle is build automation evolved. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else.

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  6. Meson

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The main design point of Meson is that every moment a developer spends writing or debugging build definitions is a second wasted. So is every second spent waiting for the build system to actually start compiling code.

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  7. Buck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Buck is a build system developed and used by Facebook. It encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources, and supports a variety of languages on many platforms.

  8. Ant

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Apache Ant is an Open Source Java-based build tool (for software development). It uses XML files to describe, structure and control the build process.

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  9. Rake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rake is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows you to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace.

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  10. SBT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SBT is a build tool for Scala. It is like Ant or Maven but with hieroglyphics.

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