A long time advocate of the open source community, and contributor to the Sonatype’s Maven books, Manfred Moser, recently enrolled in our Maven training courses, and has decided to document and share his experiences. First on tap is Maven 201 with Matthew McCullough.
The training started well, when Matt mentioned that he thinks deleting a line of code improves the code you are working on. I totally agree and always found refactoring sessions that remove reams of code especially satisfying.
Manfred then goes on to list his impressions of Maven 201, including the points that really stuck out for him.
It is amazing how much you can theoretically configure the build with profiles and then lock things down with plugin/dependency management and the enforcer plugin – for heavy regulated environments or tight requirements this is ideal.
To follow Manfred’s experiences throughout his Maven training courses, go to his blog.
Sonatype founder and CTO Jason van Zyl recently talked with Scott Swigart from How Software is Built. How Software is Built is a blog forum that aims to provide deep analysis and community conversations about software development models. Scott and Jason talked about the Apache Maven project.
Here is a small excerpt from the interview, and to read the full interview click here.
Scott: The first time I bumped into design patterns, which seem to be at the core of what you were talking about, I was at a software conference down in San Francisco, and one of the gang of four was giving a presentation on design patterns.
He was talking about how they were sitting around lamenting the notion that Smalltalk developers seem to solve the same problem the same way, because there were design patterns baked into the language, whereas C++ developers might solve the same problems in a whole bunch of different (and often horrific) ways, because they could go off in any direction they want.
The Open Source aficionados at Red Hat are hosting an Eclipse DemoCamp in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday June 29. Red Hat works to bridge between the communities that create open source software and the enterprise customers who use it. They make the rapid innovation of open source technology consumable in mission-critical, enterprise environments.
Sonatype is also committed to fostering growth and innovation within the open source community. Recently Andrew Overholt from Red Hat attended the Sonatype and Eclipse Maven Meetup in Guelph, Ontario. And this Tuesday Sonatype’s Jason van Zyl will attend the Red Hat hosted Eclipse DemoCamp. Jason will give a presentation on m2eclipse and Tycho.
The DemoCamp takes place on Tuesday June 29 at 6:30pm. The event takes place at 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 300 Toronto.
To register for this event as an attendee please click here.
This Thursday Sonatype is holding another free webinar on Maven Studio for Eclipse. This webinar is an introduction to Maven Studio for Eclipse’s Developer Onboarding capabilities. Developers sacrifice days to the inefficient process of configuring a new development environment every time they begin a new project or set up a new workstation. Maven Studio for Eclipse’s Developer Onboarding cuts the configuring time from multiple days to minutes. Developer Onboarding allows an organization to standardize and capture development environment configuration in a single location, enabling developers to start coding with a single mouse click.
Thanks again to all of the attendees and participants at the Sonatype and Eclipse Maven Meetup and DemoCamp last week. It was a great event, and the Sonatype team is looking forward to the next Maven Meeetup. There are some exciting events coming up in the next few months that Sonatype will be attending. Keep reading to see the tentative schedule. Hopefully we will be at an event near you.
Eclipse DemoCamp – Toronto, Ontario – June 29, 2010
JavaZone – Oslo, Norway – September 8-9, 2010
JavaOne – San Francisco – September 19-23, 2010
OSGI Community event – London, U.K – September 29-30, 2010
NewYork JavaSIG Meetup – New York – October 2010
Eclipse Summit Europe – Ludwigsburg, Germany – November 2010