Tag Archives: central

A Home for the Central Repository


March 20, 2014 By
Manfred Moser
The Central Repository

Since its inception in 2002, the Central Repository has grown to be the largest component repository of Java and other JVM, Android, related components and beyond. It is the default repository for Apache Maven, sbt and Leiningen, and it can easily be used from Gradle, Apache Ivy and others. The Central Repository has become the […]

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The Tipping Point: Human Speed vs. Machine Speed


March 5, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Component Downloads

What can the financial services industry learn from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security? In this third segment of my blog series on open source component security as it relates to the recently updated Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) guidelines, I explore the need for speed: humans vs. machines.

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Who Really Wrote Healthcare.gov?


December 23, 2013 By
Wayne Jackson
Healthcare.gov

Opening a Dialogue About Supply Chain Risk Management in a World Powered by Open Source Software. As Marc Andreessen famously observed, “software is eating the world”. The proliferation of software is, indeed, transformational – it is everywhere, in laptops, of course, but also in cars, planes, phones, pacemakers, insulin pumps, refrigerators, thermostats, you name it. […]

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Simplified Releases to the Central Repository with Nexus


September 30, 2013 By
Manfred Moser

The Central Repository continues to be the largest repository of binary components for Java developers and beyond. A majority of open source projects including organizations such as Apache Software Foundation, Google , Github and many more take advantage of the free hosting via the Sonatype Open Source Software Repository Hosting OSSRH. The release automation for […]

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Now Available: SSL Connectivity to Central


October 25, 2012 By
Brian Fox

We know how components from the Central Repository have become critical to your development efforts. We also know that you need to trust those components. Part of that trust is knowing that hackers don’t have visibility into the components you download or that they compromise components using a man-in-the middle or Cross Build Injection (XBI) […]

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We Just Kicked Central Performance and Availability Up a Notch with Edgecast


July 19, 2012 By
Brian Fox

Central is a critical resource for developers. If you develop Java applications and use Maven, Gradle, or Ivy, Central is what has made it easy for you to consume libraries using dependency declarations in your builds. For more than a decade, Central has been a solid, reliable presence supporting the community and making it easier […]

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Scala Artifacts Now on Central


February 3, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

Two weeks ago, all Scala projects required a little bit of extra configuration to point to a custom repository for Scala artifacts hosted at scala-tools.org. Today, Scala artifacts are now available directly from Central. The contents of scala-tools.org are now integrated into the Sonatype OSS repository hosting service, and other projects have started to publish […]

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A Simple Reminder for Maven/Gradle/Ivy Users: Proxy Central


January 31, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

Over the course of the past few years, I’ve interacted with hundreds of people when talking about build tools and repository management.   It continues to surprise me how many people don’t realize where these artifacts come from.   When you run a build and these JARs just show up alongside all of their dependencies, […]

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What is Central?


January 11, 2012 By
Terry Bernstein

“Central”, “Maven Central”, “The Central Repository”.  You’ll here these terms a lot when discussing Java open source-based development.  At Sonatype, we often take it for granted that everyone knows what we mean when we say “Central”.  We know that’s not true, so we’ve put together this short video overview of Central and what it means […]

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