Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

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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Nexus 1.9 – Performance, Compatibility, and Dependency Browsing


April 14, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype has released the latest version of our industry leading repository manager – Nexus 1.9.1 This post outlines some of the new features available in all 1.9 releases of both Nexus Professional and Nexus Open Source. This release has a lot of important, under-the-hood changes – including a number of changes to the core infrastructure of […]

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Enhancements to Maven Central


March 17, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype is committed to ensuring that Maven Central is a reliable resource for the community. We are continuing to invest in enhancements that improve system availability, including the conversion to virtual systems and adding redundancy to Central’s Internet connection.  These new improvements follow the deployment of the new official Maven Central repositories in the UK […]

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Now Available: Central download statistics for OSS projects


December 15, 2010 By
Brian Fox

Maven Central contains over 260,000 artifacts and serves over 70 million downloads every week. It has become the principal resource for exchanging Java artifacts with demand doubling year over year. Getting artifacts into Central is the most effective way to get your software to developers since every build tool that can download Java libraries knows […]

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New official Maven Central repository in Europe


October 19, 2010 By
Brian Fox

Maven Central has become an increasingly important resource for the development community at large. We’ve put several efforts forward earlier this year to help improve the content quality and to reduce the time required to get artifacts into the repository. These have matured over time and are now automatically validating artifacts. These processes are documented […]

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Nexus 1.7.2 Now Available with Improved Search Interface


August 17, 2010 By
Brian Fox

The Nexus 1.7.2 release offers an improved search interface making it even easier to locate the libraries and artifacts you need in Nexus.  Sonatype has published a version of Nexus 1.7.2 on http://repository.sonatype.org which contains some dramatic improvements to the search interface.   Download the new Nexus Open Source or Nexus Professional release and start […]

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Multi-level Staging and Build Promotion with Nexus Pro 1.7


July 12, 2010 By
Brian Fox

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 […]

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Nexus 1.6 introduces Auto blocking unreachable remote repositories


April 29, 2010 By
Brian Fox

In Nexus 1.6, we reintroduced a useful little feature that had been available in early 1.0 betas: The ability to have Nexus auto block proxies that are unreachable. What’s improved in this version is the ability to control this feature and the fact that it will auto unblock the repo once it becomes reachable again. […]

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