Author Archives: Tim O'Brien

Selecting OSS Components: Three Questions Answered by Nexus Pro


May 7, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

There are over 400,000 components in the Central repository including everything from servlet containers like Apache Tomcat to critical application infrastructure like Spring and Hibernate.    When you are designing an application or trying to update an application’s dependencies, how do you choose which component to use? Here’s an example of a decision you may […]

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Is Analyzing Open Source Projects by Contributors a Valid Metric?


April 19, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

ReadWriteWeb’s Joe Brockmeier has an interesting piece analyzing OpenStack Essex, while this isn’t an exact overlap with the kind of analysis we’re working on for Insight and Nexus, it’s a view into the social and open source dynamics of a project. Brockmeier’s article is a summary of some analysis that OpenStack contributor Mark McLoughlin assembled […]

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Oracle Issues Critical Security Bug Fixes for Databases, Glassfish, and more.


April 18, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

If you are watching our security feed, you may have noticed this IDG News Service story reporting on a critical security patch from Oracle. Since many of our customers are directly affected by this vulnerability, we thought this announcement was important enough to feature. From the story: “The upcoming patch batch includes six fixes for […]

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Is your phone possessed? Or is it Android Malware?


By
Tim O'Brien

Hackers aren’t content enough to infect your laptop, they want your phone. There’s an article over on SecurityNewsDaily that talks about some new Android malware that can take over your phone. Here’s the fun quote: “The new Android malware disguises itself in fully functional copies of apps, including ―Angry Birds Space,∥ and hides its malicious […]

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Start Proxying .NET Packages NuGet Gallery with Nexus Professional


April 17, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

We announced that Nexus Professional added support for .NET and NuGet repositories, but I wanted to reiterate that message by supplying some very detailed instructions to walk you through the process. NuGet has quickly become the defacto way to install libraries in Visual Studio, and, in some ways, the IDE integration between Visual Studio and […]

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