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  • Hello World
    2 projects | | 18 Apr 2024
    Wow, if you curl it, there's a lot of boilerplate code there.

    Maybe built using Bazel?

  • Things I learned while building projects with NX
    5 projects | | 18 Mar 2024
    Bazel by Google
  • Show HN: Flox 1.0 – Open-source dev env as code with Nix
    17 projects | | 13 Mar 2024
    Luckily a feature to limit the disk cache size is in development:
  • How to write unit tests in C++ relying on non-code files?
    3 projects | | 22 Feb 2024
    This is a problem that Bazel ( solves in a very convenient way. You can just keep using the paths relative to the repository root, and as long as you properly declare your test needs that file it will access it without problems. Or you can use the runfile libraries to access them too.
  • blade-build VS Bazel - a user suggested alternative
    2 projects | 28 Jan 2024
  • Bazel 7.0 LTS
    1 project | | 11 Dec 2023
  • My first Software Release using GitHub Release
    6 projects | | 24 Nov 2023
    When doing research for this lab exercise I looked at both vcpkg and conan. Both are package managers that would automate the installation and configuration of my program with its dependencies. However, when it came to releasing and sharing my program my options were limited. For example, the central public registry for conan packages is conan-center, but these packages are curated and the process is very involved. There was no way conan-center would accept a class project like mine. Alternatively, I could host a conan package on a public Artifactory repository, but accessing the package requires users to add the repository to their conan remote. This already sounded like too many steps to expect regular users to follow - I already haven't setup any conan remotes, there's no way I could expect regular users to know about conan remotes, let alone have conan installed on their system. After discussing with people online and consulting my instructor, I ultimately decided to do a GitHub release. However, in the future I was encouraged to look into using CMake or bazel.
  • Declarative Gradle is a cool thing I am afraid of: Maven strikes back
    3 projects | | 11 Nov 2023
    NOTE: I won’t mention SBT and Leiningen here because, with all due respect, they are niche build tools. I also won’t discuss Kobalt for the same reason (besides, it’s no longer actively maintained). Additionally, I won’t touch upon Bazel and Buck in this context, mainly because I’m not very familiar with them. If you have insights or comments about these tools, please feel free to share them in the comments 👇
  • Bazel
    1 project | | 2 Oct 2023
  • A Modern C Development Environment
    7 projects | | 10 Aug 2023
    > None of this solves C's only REAL problem (in my opinion) which is the lack of dependency management.

    Bazel solves this really nicely, I know some people have strong opinions on it but I cannot recommend it enough

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bazelbuild/bazel is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Bazel is Java.

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