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Compare CMake vs Apache Ant

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comparison of CMake vs. Apache Ant
based on data from user reviews. CMake rates 4.4/5 stars with 12 reviews. Apache Ant rates 3.7/5 stars with 21 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.8
(Based on 12 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 20 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
6.6
(Based on 12 reviews)
7.8
(Based on 20 reviews)
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
8.4
(Based on 13 reviews)
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
7.0
(Based on 13 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.2
(Based on 7 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 17 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
7.8
(Based on 9 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.2
(Based on 12 reviews)
4.2
(Based on 20 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
33.3%
52.4%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
16.7%
23.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
50.0%
23.8%
 
Internet
21.4%
Computer Software
25.0%
 
Research
21.4%
E-Learning
16.7%
 
Computer Software
21.4%
Information Technology and Services
12.5%
 
Information Technology and Services
14.3%
Internet
12.5%
 
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
7.1%
Marketing and Advertising
8.3%
 
Other
14.3%
Other
25.0%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Michele A.
User in Computer Software

CMake solves the problem of crossplatform developing and libraries/headers hell by defining a meta-language which helps the developer to reproduce the configuration of a project on different machines under different configurations. CMake makes it possible...

G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care

Like java, it is platform independent. It has a large variety of common tasks already catered for. It is extensible: not that hard to create your own tasks. the most popular build tool for Java projects

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Connor H.
User in Internet

I'm not a huge fan of the man-esque online documentation, for people who aren't familiar with *n*x man pages a simple search for how to do something could turn into a witch hunt for something which turns out to be a single line. It's intimidating for people...

Peter B.
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising

Convention beats configuration, and there are a whole lot of other build tools out there that have established conventions, pluggable features, etc. With ant you have to "roll your own" system for most things, even for very lower level things. If you need...

 
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