Tag Archives: ant

Delivering on a Promise: Free Nexus Training


December 4, 2014 By
Mark Miller
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Our promise to the community was that when we reached 1,000 members we’d publish another series of free training videos. As of today, we have reached 1,061 members with the count growing daily. We are publishing the beginning of a new series on Nexus Pro and Smart Proxy as a thank you to the community for your […]

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Best Strategy for Migrating from Apache Ant to Apache Maven


August 9, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

Whenever I teach a Maven training class someone invariably asks me to give some advice for migrating a large, complex Ant project to Maven. Toward the end of the class, I’ll take questions: Participant: “Could you give us some guidance for migrating Ant projects to Maven? Is there a process that you recommend to make […]

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How to Migrate from Ant to Maven: Project Structure


August 24, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

I’ve seen my fair share of projects migrating from Ant to Maven, and, for a complex project, this migration path can take some time. You have to worry about dependency management, project structure, and retraining an existing team to use Maven and understand the core concepts behind the tool. When you make the shift, you […]

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Benefits of a Repository Manager: Part III Continuous Build Deployment


August 6, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

In the previous post in this series I discussed three compelling ways in which a repository manager can benefit the development cycle. It proxies artifacts locally, it is optimized to store binary artifacts, and it facilitates a new level of collaboration and agility that isn’t possible when your SCM is only way for workgroups to […]

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Roller Project Converts Build to Maven


March 15, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

Sonatype has spent the last few years investing in the Maven ecosystem. We’ve created solid documentation, we’ve invested heavily in making sure that m2eclipse provides solid IDE integration, and we’re about to unleash even more tools that will make it even easier for developers to develop and share software. Here’s an excerpt from Dave Johnson’s […]

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Maven over Ant + Ivy: A Team Perspective by Les Hazlewood


January 15, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

[Les Hazlewood][les] has an objective summary of why he eventually came around to deciding that Maven is a better overall solution then Ant + Ivy. This is an evolution in thought process that we, [Sonatype][sonatype], often see in enterprises and Les has two blog entries that illustrate this evolution perfectly. [Maven 2 vs Ant+Ivy: Our […]

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OpenDocument Java API Project Switches from Ant to Maven


July 22, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

ODFDOM, the OpenDocument Java API, has been released. You can read more about the project release here. From the site: “ODFDOM is an Apache 2 licensed Java library to easily create, access and manipulate ODF documents.” What’s interesting about this particular software release is the switch from Ant to Maven. Here’s the quote that caught […]

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Mercury – externalized dependencies


October 21, 2008 By
oleg

Inspiration ———– In Mercury we made an attempt to bring some contemporary ideas into Maven, make Maven not a monolithic build system, but rather a lego-like construction set that allows users to create systems they need. One set of building blocks in particular – implementation of the idea that dependencies is a universal commodity, that […]

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