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Score 8.5 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Maven

  • Better IDE integration. Still too many manual workflows in Eclipse and IntelliJ.
  • Similar to above, easier project-specific configuration management. I'm not aware of an ability to control which repositories are used by which projects, without updating the main maven config.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Hung Vu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Maven

Apache Maven 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Most of the support I've gotten is from coworkers. I'm sure there's a community out there who would know more, but I'm not aware of it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
heather collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Maven

General

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

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