I am wondering if maven and XML are essential to become a good java developer. I don't really like maven and prefer Gradle over it.
I still see maven being used heavily. For some of the examples, I have seen maven used in open-source projects like quarkus(Quarkus Gradle support is considered preview) and many others.
Even though while writing this question, it seems like Maven will be good to learn. I am still wondering what you fellas use and prefer. I personally find Gradle much more readable.
I wanted to know what others think about this? and whether someone uses Gradle for the production backend (I know it's used for android)? and if maven is must learn?