In this tutorial, Compare maven with gradle and the difference between these two tools.
Gradle is an open-source build automation tool for building Java and android projects.
It uses the configuration in domain-specific language with
Gradle configuration is conventional syntax in files are defined as
- build.gradle for groovy script
- build.gradle.kts for kotlin script
Gradle performance is a good and simple configuration to build projects in the web and mobile application.
Maven is an open-source project management tool in java.
It uses the configuration in XML file format Configurations are defined in pom.xml
|functionality||It is based on a group of tasks dependencies that run together||It is fixed goals like clean install|
|Configuration type||Uses Domain scripting syntax||XML file format|
|File||build.gradle for groovy and build.gradle.kls for kotlin||pom.xml is the maven file|
|Performance| Performance is good compared with maven due to build cache and incrementable build and daemon process | Maven also uses build caches but performance is less compared with gradle| |Android support|Google official supports this as android build tool| maven is not supported | |Languages|Supports java, groovy, c, and c++|Supports java c+ sharp| |Customization build configuration| Easy to customize|Hard to customize| |Dependencies| Supports dependency management with directory structure| Easy to get dependencies| |IDE supports|Supports Eclipse, Intelli, and Android studio| Supports all popular IDE| |Popularity|Gradle is less popular and more popular in Android market|Maven is more popular in build market and opensource projects| |Learning Curve| Learning curve is more| Easy to learn and adapt|
Learned the difference between gradle and maven.
Maven is very popular in open-source projects and easy to learn and adapt.
Gradle is gaining more popularity due to google adding a default build tool for android projects. Performance is good due to incremental build.