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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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Selecting OSS Software: 10 Questions Answered for Sonatype Nexus


January 13, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

Last month there was an article on TechRepublic entitled “10 questions to ask when selecting open source products for your enterprise”.   As both a consumer and producer of open source enteprise software, I thought that this list of questions captures the areas that people should be thinking about when they are selecting a technology. […]

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Nexus: Improving Maven Central and Supporting the Maven Ecosystem


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Jason van Zyl

Nexus is more than just a repository manager.  It is a project that has been developed using the same underlying infrastructure of Maven, and it has forced us to think about the different ways in which the components that comprise Maven can be integrated with other, more complex systems.   It is a critical step toward […]

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Maven in the Wild: Smart's Mythbusters and a Review of the Maven Book


January 12, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

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 […]

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Apache Portals Simplifies Releases with Nexus Staging Suite


January 11, 2010 By

In this guest post, Ate Douma, Lead Architect at Hippo, Apache member, and committer for the Apache Portals project, discusses how Nexus Professional’s Staging Suite is used to support open source projects such as Apache Jetspeed. Apache Portals is a collaborative software development project dedicated to providing robust, full-featured, commercial-quality, and freely available Portal-related software […]

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Managing OSS Forges with Nexus


January 6, 2010 By
Brian Fox

In addition to managing and maintaining the Maven Central repository, I also serve as the administrator for two very large forge repositories: repository.apache.org and nexus.codehaus.org. This post is going to dive into the details of the best practices that I’ve developed to maintain these very large instances. I will focus on the configuration of Nexus […]

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Ning’s Migration from Artifactory to Nexus Professional


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Kate Ebneter is a Build Engineer at Ning, Inc. an online platform running the largest number of social networks on the internet.   Ebneter is responsible for maintaining mission-critical development infrastructure serving more than 60 developers distributed over seven locations. In this guest post, Kate shares her experience migrating from Artifactory to Nexus Professional.      She details […]

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John Smart Compares Nexus and Artifactory


January 4, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

This post from John Smart on the Wakaleo Consulting blog summarizes the results of a preliminary comparison of Nexus and Artifactory. In this post, Smart compares Nexus to Artifactory in the following areas: Installation and General Use, Artifact Searching, Security, Build Promotion Strategies, Deploying Maven Web Sites, and Repository Maintenance. Here is Smart’s

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