The Sonatype team is thrilled about the release of Maven 3.0, and it seems we're not the only one. Alex Handy from Software Development Times writes about the not only the improvments and new features that the user will see with Maven 3.0, but also about the changes made behind the scenes that will improve Maven's performance and integration down the line.
Maven 3 offers better stability and performance, but the biggest changes won't be noticed by users. Under the hood, a great deal of work was done to prepare Maven for a future of building OSGi applications and using dynamic languages to script the build process.
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