Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Maven Meetup in San Francisco tomorrow (Tuesday)

If you live in the Bay Area and you're interested in talking with the inventors of Maven and/or XWiki, you should checkout the XWiki + Maven meetup at Terracotta's HQ. Java Open Source gurus Vincent Massol and Jason van Zyl will be there - sounds like a fun event!

Posted in Java at Oct 08 2007, 10:55:41 PM MDT 1 Comment

I really like maven2, but its been my experience that nobody else does. Maybe its just because I live on the east coast in Pennsylvania, but every job I look for around here always uses ANT. It's like a requirement or something. Alot of people seem to think that it is more trouble than its worth. Since I've been learning it however, I disagree. Certainly it has a learning curve, but not any worse than anything else you have to learn.

Maybe what turned people off to it is that when maven 2 hit the scene (2005-2006), the documentation was terrible, you were pretty much limited to going to somebody's blog to find out how to use it, and or using the maven2 mailing list.

But all of this has definitely changed,
  • Sona Type has a wonderful book on how to use Maven 2.
  • There's also a Maven 2 wiki, which is alot better than the original documentation.
  • And the Appfuse2 tutorial would be a wonderful way to get your feet wet in maven 2.
I'm sure the people who threw Maven2 together worked really hard on it. And it shows! I think it's a wonderful project! P.S. I won't be attending...but! One thing I've heard people complain about is the site documentation generation. Maybe it should be generated into tiddlywiki instead.. Andrew J. Leer

Posted by Andrew J. Leer on October 09, 2007 at 09:38 AM MDT #

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