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Maven Studio webinar recording now available

If you missed our latest Maven Studio for Eclipse webinar, not to worry. You can find the webinar recording here. Sonatype has an on-going series of free webinars to introduce and familiarize Maven users with our latest software updates and features. To find out when the next webinar will be taking place go to our webinar homepage.

Developer Onboarding webinar this week

There are only a few days left to register for Sonatype's next Maven Studio for Eclipse webinar. This webinar is an introduction to Maven Studio for Eclipse's Developer Onboarding capabilities.

Register for Maven Studio free webinar

Sonatype is holding another session in the series of Maven Studio for Eclipse webinars.

Sonatype at Eclipse Day, August 2010

This August Sonatype will be presenting at Eclipse Day hosted by Google in Mountain View, California. Each year Google hosts an Eclipse Day and puts together an agenda that includes Eclipse and Google related topics. This year there will be presentations that feature Android, Helios, GWT, EGit, Linux Tools, Eclipse 4.0, EMF, XText and more.

Google's GWT 2.0.4 Available on Maven Central (via Nexus OSS)

Sonatype is happy to announce that Google Web Toolkit 2.0.4 jars are now available in the Maven Central repository. The Google Web Toolkit blog explains this move in more detail:

Better maven support has been frequently requested on the issue tracker and mailing list, and this is a first step in that direction. In the future, Google will publish GWT releases to maven central as part of the release process.

The GWT 2.0.4 jars currently in the repository include gwt-user, gwt-dev, and gwt-servlet. To publish these artifacts in the Maven Central repository, Google publishes artifacts to Nexus OSS, the Open Source oss.sonatype.org repository. You can see the Google-specific repository on this server here. Releases are staged to this Google repository on oss.sonatype.org and then subsequently released and synchronized to the Maven Central repository.

Maven Studio for Eclipse webinar recording now available

If you missed our latest Maven Studio for Eclipse webinar, not to worry. You can find the webinar recording here. Sonatype has an on-going series of free webinars to introduce and familiarize Maven users with our latest software updates and features. To find out when the next webinar will be taking place go to our webinar homepage.

Sonatype's latest newsletter now available

Sonatype's July newsletter is now available. Catch up on all of the latest software updates, webinars, and presentations.

Maven Studio for Eclipse webinar tomorrow

It’s not too late to sign up for tomorrow’s free webinar on Maven Studio for Eclipse.

The Elephant in the Room: Developer Onboarding


How long does it take for you get a new developer in the door, sitting at a desk, productively coding? How long? A few days, multiple weeks? If you are developing enterprise systems, the answer is probably closer to a week than a day. A developer has to download a large, daunting list of tools, configure source control, and understand an often highly customized build system.

This particular inefficiency is the proverbial "elephant in the room" because you have to actively ignore how much time a team of ten or a hundred developers spends installing, reinstalling, tweaking, experimenting with, and arguing over different development environments. We've automated almost every other aspect of the enterprise, but the developers are still hand-crafting custom workstations.

Multi-level Staging and Build Promotion with Nexus Pro 1.7

With the 1.7.1 release Nexus Professional now supports multi-level staging and build promotion. With our existing staging plugin, you can release build artifacts to a temporary staging repository to allow for testing and certification before making a final decision to release artifacts to a hosted repository. With multi-level staging, you can add additional steps to your release process. If you need multiple levels of testing or validation, you can now define both staging profiles and "build promotion" profiles.

When you stage an artifact in Nexus Professional, Nexus creates a temporary staging repository and exposes staged artifacts in a repository group. When you promote a staging repository with a build promotion profile, you can configure Nexus to add promoted artifacts to additional repository groups.

Droid Does Maven, Android Does

If you already use Maven, developing a Android application isn't going to be a stretch. There's a very active community of open source projects for maven-droid development, and the Android SDK artifacts are available on Central.

You've probably noticed increased advertising for Google's Android platform over the past few months. The mobile wars are heating up with the release of iPhone 4 and Android-based phones seem to be gaining market share at a rapid pace. Even if you don't already develop for a mobile platform, you, your company, the organization you are a part of has started to have discussions about developing applications for these smart phones.

If you are thinking about mobile development with Maven, Here are some pointers to some great resources to get you started:

Installing m2eclipse with the Eclipse Marketplace

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The Eclipse 3.6 (Helios) release added a new, easier way to install the m2eclipse plugin. If you want to start using m2eclipse, download Eclipse 3.6 (Helios), and use the Eclipse Marketplace. To open the Eclipse Marketplace, go to the Eclipse Help menu and select Eclipse Marketplace...