Capsule vs Gradle vs Apache Maven

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Pros of Capsule
Pros of Gradle
Pros of Apache Maven
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    • 110
    • 51
      Easy to use
    • 47
      Groovy dsl
    • 22
      Slow build time
    • 10
      Crazy memory leaks
    • 8
      Fast incremental builds
    • 5
      Kotlin DSL
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      Windows Support
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      Dependency management
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      Necessary evil
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      I’d rather code my app, not my build
    • 48
      Publishing packaged artifacts
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      Convention over configuration
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      Consistency across builds
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      Prevents overengineering using scripting
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      Runs Tests
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      Lot of cool plugins
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      Hard to customize
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      Runs on Linux
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      Runs on OS X
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      Slow incremental build
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      Inconsistent buillds
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      Good IDE tooling

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    Cons of Capsule
    Cons of Gradle
    Cons of Apache Maven
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        Inactionnable documentation
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        It is just the mess of Ant++
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        Hard to decide: ten or more ways to achieve one goal
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        Bad Eclipse tooling
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        Dependency on groovy
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        Inconsistent buillds
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        Not many plugin-alternatives

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      What is Capsule?

      Packages any JVM application, no matter how complex, as a single, plain executable JAR. A capsule may directly contain all of the application’s dependencies or simply declare some or all of them, to be downloaded when launched.

      What is Gradle?

      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.

      What is 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.

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        What are some alternatives to Capsule, Gradle, and Apache Maven?
        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.
        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
        JFrog Artifactory
        It integrates with your existing ecosystem supporting end-to-end binary management that overcomes the complexity of working with different software package management systems, and provides consistency to your CI/CD workflow.
        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 Ant
        Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code.
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