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Nov 11, 2019 in DevOps

Q: Why Gradle Is Preferred Over Maven or Ant?

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Nov 11, 2019

There isn't a great support for multi-project builds in Ant and Maven. Developersend up

doing a lot of coding to support multi-project builds.

Also having some build-by-convention is nice and makes build scripts more concise. With

Maven, it takes build by convention too far, and customizing your build process becomes a

hack.

Maven also promotes every project publishing an artifact. Maven does not support

subprojects to be built and versioned together.

But with Gradle developers can have the flexibility of Ant and build by convention of

Maven.

Groovy is easier and clean to code than XML. In Gradle, developers can define

dependencies between projects on the local file system without the need to publish

artifacts to repository.

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