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Discussion on: JVM devs who prefer Maven over Gradle, what are your reasons?

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Igor Konoplyanko

I would personally prefer Gradle over Maven for following reasons:

  • Performance - gradle supports parallel builds this making possible to get fast build times. Maven sucks at this (maybe till version 2, don't know current state)
  • Readability: yes, it's more readable than tons of xml's
  • Reusability: it's much easier to write plugins and extract parts of your build in separate files.
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Kapralov Sergey

Personally, I like the idea of gradle, but don't like groovy. For me, groovy is counterreadable. If only there was a way to do the same with plain Java...