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Tim OBrien

Tim is a Software Architect with experience in all aspects of software development from project inception to developing scaleable production architectures for large-scale systems during critical, high-risk events such as Black Friday. He has helped many organizations ranging from small startups to Fortune 1 companies take a more strategic approach to adopting and evaluating technology and managing the risks associated with change.

That's Billion with a B: Is Java Having an "Outlook" Moment?

By Tim OBrien on September 26, 2012 Sonatype Says

I'm a broken record, I know, but every month that goes by we get more and more news that suggests that Java developers (and the companies that support Java)

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The Cloud is Running toward BSD-style Licenses, are you?

By Tim OBrien on September 24, 2012 Sonatype Says

The New York Times had a great article this weekend that explored some of the disconnect in the industry. In "Power, Pollution and the Internet", James

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What Enterprise Architects and Time Travelers have in Common

By Tim OBrien on September 21, 2012 repository manager

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...

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

By Tim OBrien on September 20, 2012 Nexus Repo Reel

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

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Remember when Hackers Ignored Java? Those days are over... FBI Hacked via AtomicReferenceArray

By Tim OBrien on September 04, 2012 Sonatype Says

Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about how it was only a matter of time until Java became a popular vector for attacks. The response to that particular

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Download it All at Once: A Maven Idea

By Tim OBrien on August 28, 2012 Nexus Repo Reel

Consider, for a moment, your big corporate project that you work with every day. I know. It's huge. I see several of these projects on a constant basis.

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Nexus 2.1.2 Update Available Now: Minor Features and Fixes for both OSS and Pro

By Tim OBrien on August 21, 2012 Nexus Repo Reel

We've cut another Nexus release: version 2.1.2 of both OSS and Pro contains several minor bug fixes.

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(Often,) You People are Too Smart to Train

By Tim OBrien on August 15, 2012 Sonatype Says

I don't often teach our training classes in Maven or Nexus, but when I do, I always tend to get interesting classes. I'm halfway through a on site training

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Dogfooding Sonatype Insight: We found Vulnerabilities in Nexus

By Tim OBrien on August 13, 2012 Nexus Repo Reel

"Dogfooding" is such a strange word, and I'm using it as a substitute for "Eating your own dog food". As we do have a global audience, I worry that the term

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