In this post, we will check some of the differences between Ant and Maven build tools for an automation project.
We need to provide information on the project structure in the build.xml file. We need to create the structure of the build. Also, there is no life cycle in Ant. In addition, while using the Ant tool, we need to implement all the build steps for the project. The ant scripts are not reusable. Furthermore, Ant is maintenance intensive. It becomes unmanageable with a large project.
We need to provide information on the project in the pom.xml file. Projects have a preferred directory structure by convention. There is a life cycle in Maven. Uniform build system. Developers can understand a new project immediately. The maven plugins are reusable and we easily import the project and start contributing to Maven project in minutes.