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Using Your Repository Manager to Optimize Component Usage

By Derek Weeks on September 24, 2013 Nexus Repo Reel

We constantly receive inquiries about how organizations can get the most out of their repository manager. We thought it would be good to address this topic in


Nexus Tips: Disable Redeployment in Nexus

By Brian Demers on November 02, 2009 nexus pro

It's a fundamental tenet of Maven that release artifacts never change once they are released. This is enforced in Maven by the fact that once a release


Summary of Maven How-Tos

By Brian Fox on April 03, 2009 Nexus Repo Reel

We have a handful of Maven best practice and How-Tos documented in the blogs. Over time they get buried by newer posts, but the content is still just as


Why Putting Repositories in your POMs is a Bad Idea

By Brian Fox on February 25, 2009 repository

I get this question frequently so it is time to write down my thoughts on the answer so I can stop repeating myself. Here's the question:

Should I put the urls


Best Practices for releasing with 3rd party SNAPSHOT dependencies

By Brian Fox on January 26, 2009 Nexus Repo Reel

The Maven Release plugin enforces best practices for releasing Maven artifacts. In summary, the release plugin performs the following steps:

  1. Validate no

Maven Continuous Integration Best Practices

By Brian Fox on January 15, 2009 Nexus Repo Reel

Continuous Integration is a development best practice that you need to be using in your process; it is an essential part of an efficient Software


Maven code: How to detect if you have a SNAPSHOT version

By Brian Fox on May 29, 2008 Nexus Repo Reel

I answer this question often enough that I decided to burn it to a blog so I don't have to dig it out of the source anymore...and maybe save someone else the


Optimal Maven Plugin configuration

By Brian Fox on May 26, 2008 Nexus Repo Reel

Maven has two sections in the pom relating to plugin configuration: and These two sections are


Adding additional source folders to your Maven build

By Brian Fox on May 22, 2008 Nexus Repo Reel

Occasionally you have a need to add additional source folders to your Maven build, usually when you are generating source via some external method or AntTask.