Maven is described as 'Apache Maven is a Java-based tool for build automation and project management (in software development)' 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).
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Gradle vs MavenIf 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.It has fantastic support (in IDEs and elsewhere) that is on par with Maven's.