Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

Now Available: SSL Connectivity to Central


October 25, 2012 By
Brian Fox

UPDATE:  Free SSL Connectivity to Central for All — Sonatype’s project to make SSL the default connectivity option for all Central users is underway and will be complete by August 12th, 2014 (if not sooner).  For details, please visit: http://www.sonatype.com/clm/secure-access-to-central. We know how components from the Central Repository have become critical to your development efforts. […]

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We Just Kicked Central Performance and Availability Up a Notch with Edgecast


July 19, 2012 By
Brian Fox

Central is a critical resource for developers. If you develop Java applications and use Maven, Gradle, or Ivy, Central is what has made it easy for you to consume libraries using dependency declarations in your builds. For more than a decade, Central has been a solid, reliable presence supporting the community and making it easier […]

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Publishing Your Artifacts to the Central Repository


October 12, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype makes it easy to add your projects to the Central Repository with a free, public hosting service called OSSRH. We first blogged about this back in 2009, but given the growth in the community, we thought some of you may not have seen that post, so we decided to update it.

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The Central Repository Is Getting Faster! Are you ready for the new IPs?


July 27, 2011 By
Brian Fox

We’ve made several improvements to the Central Repository (Maven Central) to support the incredible growth in both the number of components and the number of developers using it. If you use specific IPs to allow access to Central, you’ll need to update your firewall as described below. Since 2007, Central has been hosted at Contegix […]

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The best Maven how-tos from the Sonatype blog


July 15, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype is going through the archives and digging up articles that we think would be useful to developers using our tools. If you use Maven, keep reading the post below from Sonatype Vice President of Engineering Brian Fox on Maven best practices and how-tos. — We have a handful of Maven best practice and how-tos […]

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Maven Central Failover Mechanism Improves: Temporary IP change on Monday


May 9, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Spoiler Alert! This post contains information about a change to Maven Central’s IP addresses. If your network has firewall rules in place that need specific IPs, be sure to read this post. We’re working hard and investing continued effort into making sure that Central is as available as possible. As Maven Central supports a world […]

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