Apache Maven along with Apache Ant are two of the most common tools used by Java developer's, but as this post by Wille Faler points out, there is another tool developed by Apache named Buildr that is an excellent option for those developing in Scala. Read Wille's post 'Using Buildr to build Scala projects (or why Buildr is bloody brilliant)': http://faler.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/using-buildr-to-build-scala-projects-or-why-buildr-is-bloody-brilliant/