|Ant doesn’t has formal conventions such as a common project directory, so we need to provide information of the project structure in build.xml file.
||Maven consists of conventions to place source code, compiled code etc. So we don’t need to provide information about the project structure in pom.xml file.
|Ant is procedural, we have to specifically order what should have to be done.
||Maven is declarative, it takes care of all the directories once the files are stored in the pom.xml file.
|Ant does not have a life cycle
||Maven has a life cycle.
|Ant is a tool box.
||Maven is a framework.
|Ant is mainly a build tool.
||Maven is mainly a project management tool.
|The scripts in Ant are not reusable.
||The maven plugins are reusable.
|Ant is less preferred than Maven.
||Maven is more preferred than Ant.