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An open-source system that manages the build process
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What is CMake?

It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of the user's choice.
CMake is a tool in the Java Build Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses CMake?

282 companies reportedly use CMake in their tech stacks, including Paralect, Unacademy, and Venmo.

320 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CMake.
Pros of CMake
Has package registry

CMake Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to CMake?
The GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Toolchain (Binutils, GDB, GLIBC)
Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
Apache Maven
Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
Sonatype Nexus
It is an open source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java™ and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies
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CMake's Followers
280 developers follow CMake to keep up with related blogs and decisions.