One of the approaches to software that I strongly believe in is taking advantage of latest product innovations in all new releases. I think it’s important to upgrade to the latest versions of build tools and components as soon as you can.
Sonatype Nexus can easily be integrated with external systems due to the fact that all functionality is available via various REST API calls. On the other hand Nexus can be expanded by writing plugins for Nexus that customize it and add further functionality.
In the Nexus Live event John Nagro and Tom McLaughlin from HubSpot detailed how they are using Nexus as a repository for their development and release components. They found that they need to be able to quickly create another virtual machine as part of their build infrastructure to react to changes in datacenter locations and other parameters.
CONTROL, ENFORCEMENT, APPROVALS, POLICIES These concepts run counter to fast, agile, based-development. These words make developers cringe, they are “4 letter words”. Could it be that the problems with these concepts is not what they are trying to accomplish, but how they are implemented? They are intended to ensure that applications developers create are trusted, [...]
Like many organizations, you have turned to Nexus as a repository for your components. Since that is going so well, you may be thinking adding controls that turn Nexus into a Golden Repository. It’s natural to try to manage components by restricting usage to only those components approved by your security, licensing and architecture teams. [...]