Maven Alternatives

    Maven is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Maven for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is CMake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Maven are GNU Make (Free, Open Source), Gradle (Free, Open Source), SCons (Free, Open Source) and Meson (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2020

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      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.
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      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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      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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      Gradle vs Maven opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Gradle is a great alternative to Maven.
      If you are considering Maven, you probably have a project with needs better fulfilled by Gradle. Other kinds of projects may be better served by other tools depending on the circumstances, but Gradle is in all likelihood the right choice as an alternative to Maven.
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      It has fantastic support (in IDEs and elsewhere) that is on par with Maven's.
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      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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    1. 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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      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.
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      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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    2. 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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    3. Cake (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.
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      SBT is a build tool for Scala, like Ant or Maven but with hieroglyphics.
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