New Poll: Does Your Company Use an Enterprise Repository Manager?
This week's new java.net poll asks Does your company use an enterprise repository manager for development? A month ago we published John Ferguson Smart's article, Maven Repository Managers for the Enterprise. The larger the developer team, and the more diverse the products the team produces, the greater the benefits of using a repository manager become. As John says:
A correctly-configured repository manager can speed up your builds, save bandwidth, help you share artifacts within your organization, and give you better control as to what dependencies are used in your projects and where they are coming from. It can also play a key role in your development infrastructure, helping you set up a fully-blown automated build and deployment pipeline.
Voting for the new poll will be open for the next week.
Last week's poll: participation in java.net
The results of last weeks poll suggest that about three times as many people visit java.net to read content as the number of people who participate in more active ways, like contributing to a project, posting in forums, blogging, etc. A total of 175 votes were cast. The exact poll question and results were:
In what ways do you participate in the java.net community?
- 7% (13 votes) - I contribute to java.net projects/communities
- 8% (14 votes) - I post in the forums
- 1% (2 votes) - I blog and/or contribute articles
- 6% (11 votes) - Multiple of the above
- 73% (128 votes) - I read java.net content
- 4% (7 votes) - Other
First, my normal caveat: this is not a scientific poll; rather, it's a voluntary survey. The assessments of the results given in this post are presented with this understanding clearly in mind.
While it's not unexpected if a majority of visitors to a site browse the site's content as their exclusive level of participation, that one quarter of respondants indicated that they participate in java.net in more active ways is interesting. The objectives of java.net include being a platform for diverse Java/JVM development related activities. Java.net is clearly not simply a Java/JVM related news portal.
My role as editor may be centered on the news / editorial content aspect, and, in that regard, as I said in my Tuesday post, I am seeking new people to blog on java.net, and perhaps contribute articles. But, now that the uncertainty over the Oracle acquisition is gone, I think we can also look forward to investment in java.net's infrastructure that will improve the site's capability as a developer community platform.
As that happens,
alski's complaints ("This polling system continues to disappoint ... The site is dog slow most times to boot") may go away.
The other comment posted to the poll was by
dma02, who considers a great many java.net polls to consist of "dumb questions." There's no actual way I can respond to this type of criticism, other than to restate that all members of the java.net community are welcome to send me ideas for a java.net poll. The more people our polling questions come from, the less likely that they'll consistently displease some members of the java.net community.
So, if you have an idea for a java.net poll, please take the time to send it to me. One way to do this is to go to the java.net Submit Content page and select "Poll Question" for where the "item should go on the homepage." Just put any link in the "Link" box, if there isn't a specific page you'd like to point out to me, related to your poll question. Also please include suggested response options.
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