Tag Archives: Maven

Nexus Bolsters Component Management Capabilities


November 15, 2012 By
Manfred Moser

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 […]

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Use Maven to Find Security Vulnerabilities and Viral Licenses in Applications


October 10, 2012 By
Bentmann Benjamin

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 […]

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What Enterprise Architects and Time Travelers have in Common


September 21, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

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 […]

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Don’t Do it Wrong: Put that Puppet in a Box and Use Nexus for Devops


September 20, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

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 […]

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Last Chance! Join Us In Philly For Breakfast & Some Hot Tech Talk


September 18, 2012 By
Emily Blades

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 […]

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Join Us: Sonatype & Chariot Solutions Philadelphia Breakfast Meetup Tuesday, September 25, 2012


August 27, 2012 By
Emily Blades

Futures: Extending Your Apache Maven-Based Infrastructure Jason van Zyl, Sonatype CTO and creator of Maven will be teaming up with Joel Confino, a Senior Consultant at Chariot Solutions to offer actionable advice for setting up best-in-class software development processes that make extensive use of 3rd party components (like the Spring framework). Join us in Philadelphia […]

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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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Securing Repository Credentials with Nexus Pro User Tokens


August 8, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

Until yesterday I had a Maven Settings file in ~/.m2/settings.xml that contained following XML: <server> <id>central</id> <username>tobrien</username> <password>ch1c@g0r00lz</password> </server> Silly, right? The only way to authenticate against Nexus was to drop my plaintext username and password in my Settings file, for anyone who gained access to my laptop to see. I’ve never been too happy […]

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