Build tools are certainly one of the crucial aspects of software development. They are the programs that automate the process of turning source code into executable applications. Build tools are in charge of many build automation tasks, including compiling, dependency management, debugging, test automation, code packaging & deployment.
There are almost a dozen of build tool options available; Maven and Gradle are the most popular among the developers. They have some similarities and distinctive characteristics as well, making them the perfect choice for specific development projects.
Check out this latest infographic to know how they fare against each other.