Rake Alternatives

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

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 16, 2020

    • CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
    • 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin


    • Apache Maven is a Java-based tool for build automation and project management (in software development).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Gradle is build automation evolved.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • SCons is an Open Source software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool.
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      • Free • Open Source
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      • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • 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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      • Free • Open 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 and folders, running unit tests, compressing files and building NuGet packages.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • SBT is a build tool for Scala. It is like Ant or Maven but with hieroglyphics.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • qmake is a tool from The Qt Company that helps simplify the build process for development project across different platforms. qmake automates the generation of Makefiles so that only a few lines of information are needed to create each Makefile.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux