It is live! Within an extremely short turnaround time the Sonatype Operations team has coordinated certificates and other setup with our excellent CDN provider Fastly and you can now all enjoy the content of the Central Repository via HTTPS/SSL.
We’ve had quite a bit of public scrutiny recently over how we’ve chosen to provide SSL access to Central for the last two years. At Sonatype, we have a history of investments in the Maven Central community, all of which are focused on improving the quality of the contents, increasing reliability and performance of delivery, and yes, even strengthening security which is often not popular (how many gripes can you find about why we require PGP signatures on artifacts?)
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 […]
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. […]
When Maven Repository Managers (MRM) first appeared on developers’ radar, everyone using them immediately saw the benefits. Right off the bat, MRMs replaced cobbled together solutions like shared drives or local Maven repositories copied and exposed via http. Since its release four years ago, Sonatype Nexus has grown to support many repository formats. And most […]
A few months ago, we launched Insight Application Health Check. Today, I’d like to announce another way to get started tracking licensing and security issues. In this post, I’m going to show you how to scan your project with nothing more than Maven and an existing project. You can get started with Insight without having […]
Note: This post was inspired by Manfred’s post “You don’t do repository driven development? Where have you been?”. It immediately made me think of Star Trek… When I roll up to a new client in desperate need of build help, there’s always a chance I’ll have a “Scotty moment” – a moment when I pick […]
Companies all over the place are trying to convert existing deployment scripts over to automated systems like Puppet and Chef. Many of the systems I’ve seen in the past few months have very complex codebases, builds that take 40 minutes to execute, and deployments that span hundreds of VM instances on public clouds like Amazon […]
Our Philadelphia Breakfast Meetup is next Tuesday, September 25 from 8:30AM-10:30AM and only a few seats remain. Don’t miss out! Jason van Zyl, Sonatype CTO and creator of Maven will be teaming up with Joel Confino, a Senior Consultant at Chariot Solutions and they’ll be giving informal talks to show you how you can dramatically […]
When training the Maven Fundamentals or Advanced Maven Techniques classes or reading the Apache Maven users mailing list, it seems that again and again Maven 2 pops up. Sometimes even the long dead Maven 1 creeps up now and then. Usually my first two questions to somebody using Maven 2 are Why? and Are you sure?