Maven a Developer's Notebook
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Maven a Developer's Notebook

By (author) Vincent Massol , By (author) Timothy M. O'Brien

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Maven is a new project management and comprehension tool which provides an elegant way to share build logic across projects. In terms of capabilities, Maven is an improvement to Apache Ant-thanks to numerous plug-ins and built-in integration with unit testing frameworks such as J Unit. Tired of writing the same build logic for every project? Using "Maven", you can leverage the experience of the community to avoid the tedious process of creating yet another build script for each new project. "Maven: A Developer's Notebook" begins by introducing you to the concept of project object model (POM), and then offers further details on the essential features of Maven. Like all titles in O'Reilly's "Developer's Notebook" series, this no-nonsense book skips the boring prose and cuts right to the chase. It's an approach that forces you to get your hands dirty by working through a series of poignant labs-exercises that speak to you instead of at you. "Maven: A Developer's Notebook" is the first book on the subject to hit the market, so you know the information is fresh and timely. If you're a Java programmer, you'll be armed with all the critical information you need to get up to speed on this powerful new build tool. You'll discover how Maven can help you: manage a project's build, reporting, and documentation, all from a central piece of information; break a complex project into a series of smaller subprojects; report on code quality, unit tests, code duplication, and project activity; create a custom remote repository; and build simple and complex plug-ins. In the end, you'll find yourself spending less time working on your project's build system and more time working on your project's code.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • 30 Jun 2005
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol
  • English
  • 0596007507
  • 9780596007508
  • 1,073,163

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In addition to being an active member of the Maven development team, Vincent Massol, is the creator of the Jakarta Cactus framework. After having spent four years as a technical architect on several major projects (mostly J2EE), Vincent is now the co-founder and CTO of Pivolis, a company specializing in applying agile methodologies to offshore software development. He lives in the City of Light, Paris, France. Tim is a professional singer/programmer living and working in the Chicago area. He prefers Emacs to vi. Tim discovered programming on a TRS-80, and went on to study (and subsequently forget) Electrical Engineering at UVA. In his free time Tim likes to sleep, study music, build toys with microcontrollers, and participate in open source projects. Tim is active in the Jakarta Commons.

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