Yearly Archives: 2008

Use repository.sonatype.org to Search Central Maven Repository


By
Tim O'Brien

If you are looking for the easiest way to search for artifacts in the Central Maven Repository, go to http://repository.sonatype.org. Sonatype maintains a publi instance of Nexus that can be used to search for artifacts by GAV (groupId, artifactId, version) coordinates, Class Name, or Checksum. Here’s a brief demonstration of the search capabilities on http://repository.sonatype.org. […]

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Searching the Maven Repository


November 11, 2008 By
Tim O'Brien

A common question from Apache Maven users is “How do I search the central repository?” or “How do I find out what groupId or artifactId I should use for a specific dependency?”  Use Sonatype’s Nexus installation at http://repository.sonatype.org to search multiple repositories at once.    Sonatype has an instance of Nexus serving as a mirror of […]

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m2eclipse turns heads at the Stockholm JUG!


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Jason van Zyl

One of the users on the [m2eclipse][m2e] user list has some great feedback about a presentation he did at the [Stockholm JUG][sjug] on the best of breed [Maven][maven] tooling which includes [Nexus][nexus] and [m2eclipse][m2e]. Apparently people are impressed with the Maven support inside [m2eclipse][m2e] which is good to here given the considerable amount of effort […]

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General Framework For Model Inheritance


November 10, 2008 By
shane

Maven 3.0 uses a new standalone component that handles inheritance and interpolation of a model in any format. The model needn’t even be XML based. If you can translate your model into a list of property-value pairs, you can use this framework for inheritance. ModelProperties are the building blocks and consist of a URI and […]

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MySQL's Zack Urlocker writes about Sonatype's new CEO in InfoWorld


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Jason van Zyl

There’s are lots of people who already know that [Mark de Visser][mark] is the new CEO of Sonatype, but Zack wrote a nice bit about it today in his [InfoWorld blog][blog]: [http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2008/11/marketing_maven.html][1] I am really excited to be working with Mark. More good news to come! [1]: http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2008/11/marketing_maven.html [mark]: http://blogs.sonatype.com/people/mark [blog]: http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/

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To Mercury and Beyond


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shane

Last month, I went down to Sonatype’s offices to meet up with the guys down there. I soon found myself being cornered by a serious looking Oleg, who wanted Maven integration with Mercury ASAP, and who I believed I promised Maven integration two weeks prior. We setup our laptops outside to work on Mercury, in […]

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MASA: Building Android Applications with Maven


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shane

When I first downloaded the SDK for Android nearly a year ago, I was greeted by an ant build file. I wanted to start developing Android applications but wasn’t willing to go back to ant to do it; so I decided to throw together a quick set of plugins to build Android with Maven: MASA […]

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