Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

Managing OSS Forges with Nexus


January 6, 2010 By
Brian Fox

In addition to managing and maintaining the Maven Central repository, I also serve as the administrator for two very large forge repositories: repository.apache.org and nexus.codehaus.org. This post is going to dive into the details of the best practices that I’ve developed to maintain these very large instances. I will focus on the configuration of Nexus […]

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New Features in Nexus and Nexus Professional 1.4


October 28, 2009 By
Brian Fox

The Nexus Professional 1.4 release offers a wide array of features Proxy Repository Browsing – With Nexus 1.4, the local cache and logical index views have been separated into separate tabs. We found that the previous single tab with a combo box to select the source was confusing. Publishing Web Sites to Nexus Professional – […]

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Maven Tips and Tricks: Optimizing with the Maven Dependency Plugin


October 27, 2009 By
Brian Fox

On larger projects, additional dependencies often tend to creep into a POM as the number of dependencies grow. As dependencies change, you are often left with dependencies that are not being used, and just as often, you may forget to declare explicit dependencies for libraries you require. Because Maven 2.x includes transitive dependencies in the […]

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