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CMake vs Apache Maven: 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 Apache Maven? Apache build manager for Java projects. 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.

CMake and Apache Maven belong to "Java Build Tools" category of the tech stack.

Apache Maven is an open source tool with 1.74K GitHub stars and 1.28K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Maven's open source repository on GitHub.

Zillow, Intuit, and Zalando are some of the popular companies that use Apache Maven, whereas CMake is used by alfaview, Koolicar, and Document Modelling. Apache Maven has a broader approval, being mentioned in 305 company stacks & 142 developers stacks; compared to CMake, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of CMake
Pros of Apache Maven
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    Has package registry
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    Dependency management
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    Necessary evil
  • 60
    I’d rather code my app, not my build
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    Publishing packaged artifacts
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    Convention over configuration
  • 18
    Modularisation
  • 11
    Consistency across builds
  • 6
    Prevents overengineering using scripting
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    Runs Tests
  • 4
    Lot of cool plugins
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    Extensible
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    Hard to customize
  • 2
    Runs on Linux
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    Runs on OS X
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    Slow incremental build
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    Inconsistent buillds
  • 1
    Undeterminisc
  • 1
    Good IDE tooling

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Cons of CMake
Cons of Apache Maven
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      Complex
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      Inconsistent buillds
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      Not many plugin-alternatives

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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.

    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 CMake and Apache Maven?
    Make
    The GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Toolchain (Binutils, GDB, GLIBC)
    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.
    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.
    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.
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