Friday, December 28, 2012

Trends: Gradle vs Ant Ivy vs Buildr vs Maven

I recently read @apemberton   article comparing trends for Maven vs Ivy.  I wasn't surprised to see that Maven was a clear winner and even less surprised to see that the Google trend line was still in a positive direction.

However, I decided to add in a couple of other Java build tools as well - in particular Buildr and Gradle.  This is where I was surprised - Gradle surpassed Maven in terms of interest in the across the intertubes.

Now this doesn't indicate adoption or maturity, but clearly over the last 2 years, Gradle has been on a steep upward trajectory. This will surely translate into more adoption for enterprise projects and is definitely a tool that I need to spend more time learning about it.
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