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Maven in the Real World - talk available online

Posted by johnsmart on July 9, 2009 at 5:44 AM PDT
All true craftsmen need the best tools

Earlier this week I gave a talk at Skills Matter on "Getting Serious About Build Automation: Using Maven in the Real World". The video/podcast version of this talk is now available online, thanks to the folks at SkillsMatter. You can view the talk here. You can download the slides here

The talk summary is given here:

Maven 2 is becoming increasingly popular in larger organizations looking to standardize and industrialize their build processes as well as in smaller shops simply trying to get more out of their builds. This session, for developers wanting to learn about Maven and Maven users wanting to get more out of their build tool, briefly covers the main features and benefits of Maven and then looks at some of the more advanced uses of Maven in the real world, including complex transitive dependency management, dependency conflicts, multimodule projects, and integration with other build systems. It also looks at how the m2eclipse plug-in can be used to improve the Maven user experience and how to use the Nexus repository manager with the Maven release process to publish your APIs and deploy your applications within your organization.

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