The NuGet package manager has become the standard for developing software on the Microsoft platform which includes.NET and the NuGet Gallery that has emerged as a large public open source package repository. Sonatype Nexus, on the other hand, is the standard repository or component manager software running on servers from small open source projects and teams to multi-national Fortune 500 companies.
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.
RebelLabs recently put out their Java Tools and Technologies Landscape report and we were very pleased to see Nexus chosen as the repository manager of choice by 64% of developers. We saw this same preference carry over in our own recent Open Source Development survey, where 49% of respondents indicated they used Nexus as their local component repository manager. Which brought us to analyze these market trends further .By digging into the log data from the Central Repository, we were able to capture more compelling proof that indeed, Nexus holds a significant portion of the repository manager marketplace and for good reason.
For those that don’t know me, I am the new Nexus community advocate and now moderator of Nexus Live. I’ve kicked off my first session of the year with fellow community advocate, Manfred Moser and Manager QA & Support, Rich Seddon.
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 […]
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 […]
Do you walk around all day wishing you could write elegant Lisp code? I know I do. When I’m in the mood for Lisp I usually go straight to Clojure, and when I’m deep in a state of Lisp-induced productivity, I’ll probably want to automate my Clojure projects with Leiningen. Leiningen is big in the […]
Get a cool mug and a chance for a day with Jason Tell us how Nexus has helped your development organization and you’ll be entered into a drawing for one day of onsite build and repository consulting with Jason van Zyl, Sonatype CTO and founder of the Apache Maven project. And everyone who enters will […]
He’s seen the builds you never want to reckon with. The type where everyone has access to a shared file system. Or even worse, when source code management is used to distribute binaries. Join Tim O’Brien for 30 minutes on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2:30PM EDT (GMT-0400) and he will show you how to […]
We understand. You’ve got a busy schedule, maybe you manage a large team of developers who all had to talk to you at once about some emergency. Maybe you were working on some interesting problem and got into “the zone”. Well, if you missed it, don’t worry, we recorded Jason’s presentation in its full glory. […]