Sonatype is pleased to announce the availability of our most popular book, Maven: The Complete Reference, as an epub. Click here access the book and start reading this book on a mobile device.
If you have any questions or feedback, we encourage you to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any problems to report, please include the section number and the type of mobile device you are reading this book on. This book has been tested on iPad, iPhone, Sony Reader library and the Adobe Digital Edition reader.
If you are new to Maven, don’t forget to check out Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional. If you develop with Maven, you should be using Nexus. Once you start using a Repository Manager, you won’t believe you ever developed without one.
Update: The epub version of this book has been deprecated, since current mobile devices all display pdf formats easily and the epub version had very limited users, while requiring a lot of maintenance. The links on this article have been changed to point to the books site.
We’ve received a steady stream of requests to release “Maven by Example” and “Maven: The Complete Reference” in the ePub format. Today, we’re announcing the availability of Maven by Example as an ePub. Download Maven by Example today and start learning about Maven.
This release has been tested on Apple’s iBook on both an iPad and iPhone and in the Adobe Digital Editions reader. To read this book on an iPad or iPhone: install the latest version of iTunes, download the ePub from Sonatype, and import the file using “Add to Library…” from the File menu.
We would appreciate any feedback you might have about formatting and layout. If you have questions, comments, or problem reports about our ePub books, send an email to email@example.com. If you are reporting a typo or a problem with our ePub books, please make sure to include the device and software you are using as well as the section number, as page counts can vary depending on text size and device layout.
Stay tuned for “Maven: The Complete Reference” in an ePub format.
Update: The epub version of this book has been deprecated, since current mobile devices all display pdf formats easily and the epub version had very limited users, while requiring a lot of maintenance . The links on this article have been changed to point to the books site.
We’ve published an initial, beta version of an ePub book for Nexus. To download it, go to the Nexus Book website, and click on the ePub download link. After filling out a simple registration form, you will receive an email pointing you to the download.
The current ePub file weighs in at 16 MB, and it contains all of the content from the online and PDF version of the book. eBook readers are a constantly moving target, from large format readers like the Kindle, Sony Reader, and iPad to smaller mobile platforms like Android and iPhone, and there is wide variation in how ePub readers interpret CSS and format text.
While we’ve done some basic initial testing to make sure that content is readable, there are still going to be some issues with code line width and figure sizes. We’re looking for feedback on usability. If you download this epub, take some time to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know: what device you were using, if you find code listings to be unusable due to width limitations, if you able to view all of the figures. We’re especially interested in feedback from people viewing this content on an iPad.
We’ve tested this book on the Sony Reader emulator and in the Adode Digital Editions reader. As you can see, there are going to be some issues with figure width. Wide figures may be truncated on the Sony Reader and other eBook readers. We continuing to investigate strategies for creating smaller, eBook-friendly versions of book figures.
Special thanks to Brian Jackson for taking the initiative to fork the Nexus Book git repository and add support for epub. In the process of adding this epub support, Brian also submitted some patches to the docbkx-maven-plugin.
The latest edition of Repository Management with Nexus, Edition 2.1, has been released. This edition includes new content about Nexus 1.5.0 Open Source and Enterprise LDAP. Edition 2.1 also contains almost 100 corrections which were driven by the community.
The latest edition of Maven: The Complete Reference, Edition 0.4, has been released. This edition updates the Flexmojos chapter to the latest FlexMojos 3.5.0 release and refreshes information about Flexmojos archetypes. We added an initial version of a chapter by Manfred Moser that walks through the process of using Maven to build Android applications. In addition to that we fixed some minor issues throughout the book that had been reported by the community.
A full list of changes in Edition 0.4: Continue reading