JavaOne Celebrities

JavaOne Celebrities

Hello from San Francisco!

The JavaOne conference went very well indeed. Sonatype managed to meet with all those we had planned and as a bonus we all got a day pass into the pavillion. There was a lot of crazyness there including Java powered robots and submarines but the rest was rather as expected. I got given a cool tshirt from one of the stands that reads “Phuck 0xFF, I’m coding” tee hee.

A complete shock was when Kenney, Eirik and I were shown on the front page of the JavaOne Today paper (Thursday edition) how cool is that? 🙂 Picture here is approximately the same.

More excititing things to come in our SanFran trip I’m sure, today we are working with some other developers (Brett, Carlos and Edwin) so that should be fun.


Sonatype – Build Success for your Enterprise


No more late nights. No more broken builds. No more missed deadlines. Meet Sonatype.

Sonatype is an exciting new company that I have helped put together along with Maven founder Jason Van Zyl and many other core Maven committers. This is a very exciting day for all of us – it is time to announce that we are here, and we are here to help. From the introduction on our new web site (

Everybody Builds.
It’s true. Everybody builds. Building your software shouldn’t be painful and it doesn’t have to be. We are experts, with decades of combined experience, who specialize in setting up sound development infrastructures that yield results. Let us help your team be more productive and consistent.”

If your project or your company could benefit from a solid development infrastructure then why not sign up for one of our training events? We will be at the Sun JavaOne conference in San Francisco and have training sessions already set up for the 7th of May.

We hope that by properly supporting the excellent Maven project and related software we can help these tools and the Maven community as a whole move forward into a healthy future. “Vive la Open Source”

Enterprise makes life easier


Well, here we are again – pusing Maven 2 into the Enterprise.

I published the first code for Maven Enterprise 2 days ago and since then a lot has happened. Todays additions include:
– Addition of site deployment to the central webdav so all your development documentation can be accessed quickly with no setup involved
– An example maven module to demonstrate just how easy Maven Enterprise is to use. The example is very small yet can read and write from the repositories and contains links to the published site
– Proper seperation of data (fully configurable) so you can reinstall enterprise any number of times and have an intact databse / repository etc
So feel free, check it out – I really think it will make your maven life simpler!