Author Archives: Jason van Zyl

Introducing Aether: Embeddable Maven Repository API


August 3, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

# Introducing Aether # Aether (pronounced ē’thər, as in flying though the ether) aims to be the standard library for interacting with Maven repositories. Without question, the most important aspect of the Maven ecosystem is interoperability at the repository level. There are many emerging options in the build space for JVM-based languages, but the one […]

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EclipseMagazine Interview with Jason van Zyl on the Maven Ecosystem


March 29, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

Recently, I was asked to do an interview for EclipseMagazine about the future of Maven and release of Maven 3.0.  JAXenter published part one and two of the interview over two weeks.  Below is the full interview, which covers everything from changes Maven 2 users can expect when migrating to Maven 3, Nexus repository manager, […]

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"Maven 3: Reloaded" Presentation from Devoxx '09


February 26, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

Parleys.com has just published my “Maven 3: Reloaded” presentation from Devoxx ’09. In this presentation, I put our current focus on Maven 3 in context and talk about some of the upcoming technologies like Polyglot Maven and Maven Shell. In this video you’ll see me demonstrate POM translation from XML to Groovy, discuss the ways […]

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Java.net Maven Repository Rescue Mission on March 5th


February 24, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

There are numerous problems with the Maven repositories on Java.net, and individual projects are being penalized for poor development infrastructure at Java.net. We hear no end of complaints about the poor quality of Maven Repositories at Java.net: mixing of Maven 1 and Maven 2 repositories, the mixing of releases and snapshots, lack of javadocs, sources, […]

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