John Smart has been dealing out smackdown with his Maven Mythbusters series over on his Wakaleo Consulting blog. His first two entries in this series debunk some persistent myths about Maven:
- Maven Mythbusters #1 – Maven automatically updates for every build
- Maven Mythbusters #2 – Maven requires an internet connection to delete a directory
These are important articles for you to read if you have been responsible for introducing Maven into a new environment. Invariably, every time you introduce Maven somewhere new, you’ll meet up with people echoing some of these myths. The idea that Maven takes seven minutes to run the Clean plugin, or that Maven requires internet access is nothing more than FUD, and John Smart is doing a good job dismantling these myths. Read these posts on John Smart’s blog.
A Review of Maven By Example
This turned out to be a really good book on learning Maven. It is a Creative Commons licensed book so that it offers the community a chance to update the book and add content. Like any great open source project, giving the community to have a direct chance to update the project produces a better final product.