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Details of NetBeans Day at JavaOne 2014

by Ben Evans on  Sep 18, 2014

Oracle have announced details for NetBeans Day 2014. Particular topics of interest include Maven, a new Education initiative and an appearance by James Gosling.

Maven Central Enables SSL

by Ben Evans on  Aug 04, 2014 1

Responding to recent concerns that hackers could upload rogue versions of common libraries to Maven Central, Sonatype has released a patch that closes a security vulnerability, enabling SSL by default.

The Spring IO Platform Released to Simplify Dependency Management

by Matt Raible on  Jul 03, 2014

Pivotal last week released the first version of their new Spring IO Platform 1.0. At its core, the Spring IO Platform is a list of dependencies (and their versions) that work well together. Its implementation is a Maven POM file that you can import into your projects to set the versions for dependencies. These dependencies are curated and harmonized across Spring projects.

SpringFramework Removes OSGi Metadata in Move to Gradle

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 24, 2012 11

SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.

Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

IG Group Open-Sources RESTdoclet

by Robert Morschel on  Aug 13, 2012

IG Group has open-sourced its RESTdoclet Maven plugin for generating web documentation from Spring REST based services.

OSGi Abandons Snapshot Proposal

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 04, 2012 3

With the recently-released OSGi Release 5 early access documents, one of the most anticipated features of the upcoming specification – that of SNAPSHOT style versions for OSGi – has been dropped from the specification because of concerns with existing tooling. Read on to find out why.

Thoughtworks Technology Radar March 2012

by Craig Smith on  Mar 22, 2012 7

ThoughtWorks recently published the latest update to its Technology Radar; a report produced to help technology decision makers understand emerging trends in software development techniques, tools, languages and platforms. There are some interesting observations of interest to Agile software development teams.

Nexus 2.0 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 15, 2012 4

Today, Sonatype released Nexus 2.0, a major step forward in their artifact repository. New in this release is the addition of .Net support with NuGet, OSGi and P2 hosting in the open source version, and artifact popularity scores calculated from their frequency of access and cross references in POMs. Read on to find out more.

Modularity Maturity Model

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 27, 2011

At the OSGi Community Event, Dr Graham Charters introduced the Modularity Maturity Model, a way of scoring where projects or organisations against how their modular developments score.

Sonatype Offers Insight Into Enterprise Open Source Usage

by Charles Humble on  Sep 21, 2011

Sonatype, the main company which drives Maven development, has joined a growing list of companies which aim to help organisations understand and audit their open source software usage, with the announcement of the Sonatype Insight software suite.

Java.Net Artefacts in Maven Central

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 18, 2011

Sonatype and Oracle have joined forces to provide stability and quality to Java.net Maven artefacts. A Nexus Pro instance now hosts the artefacts at Java.net, and they are synchronised into Maven Central for widespread consumption.

Annotation-Driven Dependency Injection with Google Guice 3.0

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 20, 2011 7

Late last month Google released Guice 3.0, a Java framework that implements the dependency injection (DI) design pattern. The motivation behind Guice was to make it easier for programmers to write DI code by reducing the need to write boilerplate factories. This article examines the new 3.0 features, loks at how Guice 3.0 supports Spring DI, and introduces Guice 4.1 (a.k.a. MiniGuice).

Maven 3.0 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 08, 2010 27

Sonatype today announced the release of Maven 3, the biggest change since Maven 2 was released in 2005. The release of Maven 3 has been backed up by significant automated testing using open-source projects in the field to try and prevent backward incompatibilities. As a result, Maven 3 should just be a drop-in replacement for Maven 2, with an increase in performance.

Maven, Ant, Rake: JRuby 1.5 Enhances Configuration Management

by Paul Blair on  Apr 12, 2010

With its upcoming 1.5 release, anticipated at the end of April, the JRuby project is continuing to improve interoperability between Java and Ruby by providing integration with Maven, Ant and Rake. Ruby developers will be able to take greater advantage of strengths of the Java platform, while Java developers will find more reasons to mix Ruby tools into their existing projects.

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