Recently I have started working on some projects where the use of Maven has been mandated. However, since these projects are in the early stages it has got me doing some searches for alternative Java build systems.
I found a interesting article on the topic written by Jess Johnson entitled ‘Java Build Systems: A Sad State of Affairs’. From there I found some other links to Java build systems and some other articles written on the topic.
I’ll come back to this article and update it as I do some more research and try out some of the other projects listed below.