Sonatype’s perspective regarding the Hudson Project is pretty simple: we have been and will continue to be committed to advancing Hudson and making better software available to the community of Hudson users.
Very recently, Sonatype completed significant development in the evolution of Hudson’s core architecture. The benefits of these changes include better leveraging of industry standards, increased performance and stability, and tight integration with Maven 3 that provides greater visibility into running builds. We are continuing to add engineers to our Hudson team and are working hard with the Hudson community to move much of the work we’ve done here to Java.net.
Our work on Hudson is consistent with Sonatype’s long history of investment and community support. Our work with Maven at the Apache Software Foundation, with m2eclipse at the Eclipse Foundation, and with Nexus (our open source repository manager) all underscore our commitment to innovation for open source and commercial users alike.
Are we a commercial enterprise? Absolutely. However, our track record of open source innovation and community contribution speaks for itself. At Sonatype, we’ve always focused on the code, and that’s where we’re focused today with Hudson.
We create a search index for the Maven repository so that you don’t have to. What does this mean for you? It means that you don’t have to run a “little Google” in your datacenter just to search for the latest log4j library, and you also don’t have to sacrifice Terabytes of bandwidth to download thousands of artifacts you’ll never use to just to find the handful you need for your project. This is all done for you on Central, and the tools you use to search Central, Nexus and m2eclipse all benefit from this pre-made index file.
While this seems like such a simple idea, the Maven ecosystem hasn’t had a standard way to search the repository for the majority of its history. For much of the last decade there was no reliable way to search for an artifact. In this post, I’m going to review this history and talk about Maven repository search and where we think search is headed. With the release of Nexus OSS 1.9 it is now a good time to summarize the results of Sonatype donation of the Nexus Indexer to the Apache Software Foundation.
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.
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Sonatype is committed to supporting the development of quality open source software. Our project philosophy is based in part on the importance of offering developers open source products with basic functionality at no cost. We’ve also made it a priority that add-on products, such as m2eclipse and Nexus, work together seamlessly.
Recently we came across this post that highlights the importance of smaller shops having access to quality cohesive technology, especially if they don’t have the budget for commercial licenses.
Our own little shop is too small to send [Sonatype] a check for a Nexus Pro license, so instead our shop ends up being an early adopter, helping out by using the technology early, when it isn’t as suitable for widespread success. Hopefully that helps Sonatype, even if just a little bit.
To read the full post, click here.
Chariot Solutions, a leading technology consulting firm specializing in software development with Java and open source, is now a Sonatype Certified Training Partner. Sonatype chose Chariot Solutions as a partner because of their deep understanding of Java training.
We are excited to have Chariot Solutions as a Certified Training partner…Organizations can rely on Chariot Solutions to provide a quality learning experience that will help them gain the most business value from their investment in Sonatype.
To learn more about Chariot Solutions, visit their website at www.chariotsolutions.com. For more on Sonatype’s partnership with Chariot Solutions, click here.