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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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TeamCity

TeamCity is well suited for an organization using continuous integration, meaning you release code to production often, and an agile project management system. There are free versions available for small teams and enterprise versions available for large teams with many different builds.TeamCity is probably overkill for basic e-commerce or blog website builds that do not require much development after the initial launch
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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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TeamCity

  • Fully customizable build process. Each step of the build process can be parameterized and customized to address specific needs of particular applications. This allowed us to easily convert from a custom VM-based environment to our current Docker-based environment.
  • Manages large numbers of build agents seamlessly. This allows us to run multiple builds on many different applications in a most efficient manner.
  • Build steps can be managed in an arbitrary manner, allowing some parts of the process to proceed in parallel while restricting others to depend on completion of all relevant steps.
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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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TeamCity

  • Reading build output logs can be a pain at times, as they aren't really parsed; just long lines of output.
  • When you have multiple projects and branches, determining what is currently building, what is pending, and what has failed can be difficult.
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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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TeamCity

TeamCity 9.5
Based on 2 answers
TeamCity doesn't slow down when integrating with other tools. It's one of the faster CI tools I've seen. Pages load very quickly, reports are near instant, build logs and the pipeline images are live, and it handles anything we throw at it.
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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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TeamCity

TeamCity is a great on-premise Continuous Integration tool.Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a hosted SAAS application in Microsoft's Cloud.VSTS is a Source Code Repository, Build and Release System, and Agile Project Management Platform - whereas TeamCity is a Build and Release System only.TeamCity's interface is easier to use than VSTS, and neither have a great deployment pipeline solution. But VSTS's natural integration with Microsoft products, Microsoft's Cloud, Integration with Azure Active Directory, and free, private, Source Code repository - offer additional features and capabilities not available with Team City alone.
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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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TeamCity

  • It has drastically improved the turnaround time for building and deploying projects to Production
  • The build process can be augmented by adding build servers quickly
  • In my opinion the licensing cost is not expensive at least for small to medium enterprises, although I haven't looked in detail into how it changes when you move up.
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Pricing Details

Apache Maven

General

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

TeamCity

General

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

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