Build automation has always been considered painful, especially for complex builds. So, it seemed like a good idea to change that and come up with a solution that would be easy to use. I want to introduce you to Tycho, the next generation of Maven plugins and tools for building Eclipse plugins and RCP applications.
I’m surprised at the number of organizations out there that use a tool that depends on the Maven Repository, but haven’t yet adopted a repository manager. It could be that no one has made the argument for it. No one has stood up on a platform and called people’s attention to the benefits of using [...]
This is a visual follow on to my previous post about the Maven version shuffling. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: Need I say more?
A common issue in Maven development is the incorporation of 3rd-party JARs into a repository. If you are working with a proprietary database like Oracle, or if you have a vendor that is supplying you with some proprietary 3rd-party JAR that needs to be incorporated into your build, what do you do? How do you [...]
Mercury is a serious attempt to: Decouple major Maven components, making them available as stand-alone building blocks rather then having Maven as as one big monolith, not usable outside of its environment. Artifact – clearly separate an Artifact from its metadata. Repository – convert a repository into active component. It used to give back just [...]