CMake vs Gradle: What are the differences?
What is CMake? *An open-source system that manages the build process *. 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.
What is Gradle? A powerful build system for the JVM. 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.
CMake and Gradle can be primarily classified as "Java Build" tools.
Gradle is an open source tool with 9.23K GitHub stars and 2.7K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gradle's open source repository on GitHub.
Netflix, Lyft, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Gradle, whereas CMake is used by alfaview, Koolicar, and Document Modelling. Gradle has a broader approval, being mentioned in 465 company stacks & 360 developers stacks; compared to CMake, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.