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TheNexus: A Community Project
by Mark Miller on October 20, 2014

Tags: Nexus Repo Reel, Sonatype Says

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With over 42,000 Nexus instances deployed at enterprises around the world, we thought it was time to setup a community based around our products: Nexus and CLM. Earlier this month, we launched the TheNEXUS Community, including exclusive members only content -- where we are already over 700 subscribers!

I am Mark Miller, community advocate at Sonatype for TheNEXUS. Let’s take a quick tour of this already active community:

The Content

The heart of the new community site is the content. We update the content of the site on a daily basis, many times twice a day. The content ranges from DevOps related stories to insights from the Nexus engineering team to “The Q&A Corner”, where we talk about the most interesting topics that show up in the support forum. With the release of Nexus support for NuGet and npm registry support for all, we are featuring “How To…” articles to get you jumpstarted. There is also immediate access to three levels of support: Sonatype Knowledge Base, Nexus on Stack Overflow, and Sonatype Support Bug Tracker.

In short, the content on the site is broad and deep, create to help you to get the most from your use of Nexus and CLM.

Authors

A community site wouldn’t be much without a broad range of authors. We’ve got external authors from the community in addition to the internal resources available at Sonatype.

If you have something to share and want to be a featured author on TheNEXUS, let's talk. You can find more details about contributing here.

Members Only

The feature that’s most interesting is the “Members Only” area, which provides exclusive resources for community members. Of the resources, free training from on-demand video galleries is extremely popular. We started off with a 15 part series on the Nexus Staging Suite, which has now grown to 19 modules, with 6 more on the way. The next series which will be made available in the common months will show how popular tools like Ant, Gradle, Hudson and Jenkins can be use with Nexus.

Membership is free. All that we ask is that you let us know what else you would find useful as a resource.

Conclusion

I hope that get you excited and you will consider joining us. Access to the free training is immediate when you become a member. Still not convinced? Here’s a short video that will demo the main features of the site and get you started on your way to becoming a member.

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About the Author

Mark Miller is the Senior Storyteller and Community Advocate for TheNEXUS. He spends his days curating community and planning for his next road trip, spreading TheNEXUS goodness.

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