Sonatype, the company that is transforming software development, today announced that software developers using the .NET Framework can now utilize the Sonatype Nexus Professional repository manager to store, access and manage .NET components. Nexus is already the industry's most widely used repository manager for Java components. By extending support to .NET, Sonatype now offers an ideal solution for Microsoft development teams, as well as heterogeneous development organizations.
".NET developers and their organizations now have the ability to define their own criteria and security measures when using NuGet for component-based development," said Scott Hunter, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. "We're excited to be working with Sonatype to help the .NET community save time and cost while building a more secure and effective development environment for their organizations."
Nexus Professional 2.0 adds first-class support for .NET developers providing a full range of capabilities and suport for NuGet. With Nexus, you are able to do more than just proxy NuGet gallery, you can group repositories, you can create hosted repositories, and you can do everything you are used to doing with other Nexus repository types. It is this ability to "mix and match" external proxies with internal hosted repositories that makes Nexus' NuGet support so compelling.
Using Nexus organizations engaged in .NET development don't just gain a better way to proxy NuGet gallery they gain a deployment target, a place to deploy internal NuGet packages.