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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Maven

Building and automating packaging of software can be a challenging task. As the complexity of the project grows so do the dependencies on third-party artifacts. Using Maven we can define and manage the project structure centrally and it helps improve overall build times.
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Pros

Apache Maven

  • Maven is useful in building Java applications.
  • Quick project setup, no complicated build.xml files, just a POM and go. Reduces the size of source distributions, because jars can be pulled from a central location.
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Cons

Apache Maven

  • POM file in XML is quite messy, especially with a big project.
  • Dependency management with a local cache sometimes causes conflict.
  • Do not support scripting to add custom build commands.
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Performance

Apache Maven

Apache Maven 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent tool to build a project, simple and easy to study, install and implement.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Maven

Ant, Maven's opposing framework, is often a point of comparison. Although Ant does not require formal conventions, it is procedural in the sense that you must tell Ant exactly what to do and when. It also lacks a lifecycle, along with goal definition and dependencies. Maven, on the other hand, requires less work as it knows exactly where your source code is as long as the pom.xml file is generated.
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Return on Investment

Apache Maven

  • The tool has greatly improved our overall software build times and had a positive impact on our release schedules.
  • Being a free application from an Open Source Community, there was no upfront investment needed on our part.
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Pricing Details

Apache Maven

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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