Sonatype is hosting a free webinar this week on Build Promotion with Nexus Professional. The webinar is hosted by Blaine Mincey, Senior Systems Engineer at Sonatype, and will be held on Thursday August 19 at 10:30 am PDT, 1:30pm EST.
The webinar is an introduction to the Build Promotion capabilities of Nexus Professional, the industry leading repository manager to help companies acquire, manage, and report on open source software artifacts in their software development projects.
If you release software, you will often need to test a release before deploying it to a production system or an externally accessible repository. For example, if you are developing a large, enterprise web application you may want to stage a release candidate to a production system and perform a series of rigorous tests before a release manager makes a decision to either return a system to development or deploy a system to production.
The Build Promotion feature in Nexus Professional allows an organization to create a temporary staging repository and to manage the promotion of artifacts from a staging repository to a release repository. This ability to create an isolated, release candidate repository that can be discarded or promoted makes it possible to support the decisions that go into certifying a release.