When Maven Repository Managers (MRM) first appeared on developers’ radar, everyone using them immediately saw the benefits. Right off the bat, MRMs replaced cobbled together solutions like shared drives or local Maven repositories copied and exposed via http.
Since its release four years ago, Sonatype Nexus has grown to support many repository formats. And most users of build tools including Gradle, Leiningen, SBT and Ant/Ivy have started to realize the numerous benefits of using a repository manager.
Using an MRM has become accepted best practice for Maven users.
A few weeks ago, a few of us joined the Jenkins community at the Jenkins User Conference 2012 in San Francisco. Our presentation “Improving Software Quality Using Component Lifecycle Management with Jenkins” given by Manfred Moser, was very well attended and there seemed to be a lot of interest. A video of our presentation has now been posted here and you can download the slides as well.
Have Jenkins (or Hudson) up and running, and want to give Insight for CI plugin a try? The plugin is available in the plugin center and easy to install and configure. — Just add a post build step and configure it to scan (e.g. your build output war file). Get the plugin.
Summary and component results are completely free and will give you a very good indication of the security and license issues (or better their absence) of your software. We’ve even got you covered for manual scans – have a try with Insight App Health Check.
Futures: Extending Your Apache Maven-Based Infrastructure
Jason van Zyl, Sonatype CTO and creator of Maven will be teaming up with Joel Confino, a Senior Consultant at Chariot Solutions to offer actionable advice for setting up best-in-class software development processes that make extensive use of 3rd party components (like the Spring framework).
Join us in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 25 from 8:30am-10:30am EDT, for the Breakfast Meetup and see first hand how you can dramatically reduce risk and improve software quality using Apache Maven or another build tool, along with Nexus, Hudson or Jenkins.
Space is limited. We’ve booked a space at The Hub Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street), and it can only accommodate 30 guests. If you are in the Philadelphia area and are interested in making your build process rock solid, please register and our events coordinator Emily Blades, will save you a space and send you more details.