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First day impressions of Maven 201

June 30, 2010 By Heather Loney

A long time advocate of the open source community, and contributor to the Sonatype's Maven books, Manfred Moser, recently enrolled in our Maven training courses, and has decided to document and share his experiences. First on tap is Maven 201 with Matthew McCullough.

The training started well, when Matt mentioned that he thinks deleting a line of code improves the code you are working on. I totally agree and always found refactoring sessions that remove reams of code especially satisfying.

Manfred then goes on to list his impressions of Maven 201, including the points that really stuck out for him.

It is amazing how much you can theoretically configure the build with profiles and then lock things down with plugin/dependency management and the enforcer plugin – for heavy regulated environments or tight requirements this is ideal.

To follow Manfred's experiences throughout his Maven training courses, go to his blog.

Tags: Nexus Repo Reel, Sonatype Says, Sonatype training, Everything Open Source, Matthew McCullough, Maven 201, Maven

Written by Heather Loney

Heather is the Communications and Community Engagement Officer at the Upper Grand District School Board. Prior to her current position, Heather was the Senior Producer for Special Projects at Global News and a Copy Editor at Sonatype. Heather managed a team of digital journalists, covering national and international events, as well as consumer, tech and lifestyle news for GlobalNews.ca. Heather has significant experience in journalism, new media, digital storytelling, SEO and social media best practices, WordPress and other content management systems, photography and research.