Much of Bazel’s strength comes from the ability to define new rules which can be used by others. There is a growing and evolving set of rules to support popular languages and packages.
Here is a selection of recommended rules:
- C / C++
- Maven dependency management
- Objective C
- Package building and fetching rules
- Protocol Buffers
- Webtesting (Webdriver)
The repository Skylib contains additional functions that can be useful when writing new rules and new macros.
The rules above were reviewed and follow our requirements for recommended rules. Contact the respective rule set’s maintainers regarding issues and feature requests.
Native rules that do not apply to a specific programming language
Native rules are shipped with the Bazel binary, they are always available in
BUILD files without a
- Extra actions
Embedded non-native rules
Bazel also embeds additional rules written in Starlark. Those can be loaded from
@bazel_tools built-in external repository.