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Pros of Bazel
Pros of Nix
  • 28
    Fast
  • 20
    Deterministic incremental builds
  • 17
    Correct
  • 16
    Multi-language
  • 14
    Enforces declared inputs/outputs
  • 10
    High-level build language
  • 9
    Scalable
  • 5
    Multi-platform support
  • 5
    Sandboxing
  • 4
    Dependency management
  • 2
    Windows Support
  • 2
    Flexible
  • 1
    Android Studio integration
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    Cons of Bazel
    Cons of Nix
    • 3
      No Windows Support
    • 2
      Bad IntelliJ support
    • 1
      Poor windows support for some languages
    • 1
      Constant breaking changes
    • 1
      Learning Curve
    • 1
      Lack of Documentation
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      What is Bazel?

      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.

      What is Nix?

      It makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup of build environments.

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