Apache Maven VS Apache Ant

Compare Apache Maven vs Apache Ant and see what are their differences.

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Apache Maven Apache Ant
1 1
2,934 319
2.5% 1.9%
9.0 8.5
about 6 hours ago 12 days ago
Java Java
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

Apache Maven

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache Maven. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-01-08.
  • The Problem with Gradle
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/java | 8 Jan 2021
    https://github.com/apache/maven/blob/master/pom.xml#L33 Current state of the master branch: https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12316922&version=12349448

Apache Ant

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache Ant. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-05.
  • what are the best resources to learn makefile and how to understand large codebases
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/cpp_questions | 5 Mar 2021
    make has many detractors, but I've shipped some fairly large projects using nothing but it as the build system. Once you've settled on a particular implementation of make, you can get a lot done with it. The pain comes in when you want to do even modestly interesting things and you need it to work on both GNU make and SysV (or BSD) make. Its syntax also speaks loudly as to the era which it's from, but the same could be (unfavorably) said of things like Visual Studio project files and Ant.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Apache Maven and Apache Ant you can also consider the following projects:

Bazel - a fast, scalable, multi-language and extensible build system

Gradle - Adaptable, fast automation for all

maven-mvnd - Apache Maven Daemon

Buck - A fast build system that encourages the creation of small, reusable modules over a variety of platforms and languages.

cglib - cglib - Byte Code Generation Library is high level API to generate and transform Java byte code. It is used by AOP, testing, data access frameworks to generate dynamic proxy objects and intercept field access.

Quartz - Code for Quartz Scheduler

maven-compiler-plugin - Apache Maven Compiler Plugin

Google Web Toolkit - GWT Open Source Project

git-code-format-maven-plugin - A maven plugin that automatically deploys https://github.com/google/google-java-format code formatter as a pre-commit git hook