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Maven Plugins 0.2.5 – Artifactory Online, Maven Central!

Today I’m very excited to announce the availability of Maven Plugins v0.2.5! This version is not a regular update: it contains a great deal of infrastructural changes which I’ve been considering and working on for the past six months. Here it goes: My Artifactory repository has moved from to Artifactory Online at What [...]

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New Maven plugins released!

Note, an update is available. After a lot of work I released version “0.1″ of the following Maven plugins: “maven-copy-plugin” is an alternative to Maven plugins like assembly, resources, dependency, and truezip. Its purpose is to make working with archives and dependencies very easy. It allows to copy, pack, and unpack files, archives and Maven [...]

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Artifactory REST API with Spring 3 RestTemplate

Artifactory’s REST API is something I was using quite a lot recently and would like to share my experience here. Normally, there’s no need to turn to the REST API when working with Artifactory and in most cases Maven, Hudson or TeamCity plugins are the only ones “talking” to it. But in this specific case [...]

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Hudson and Artifactory Maven repository

For a long time I was sure there’s no Hudson Maven repository. I was wrong: Similarly, Artifactory: And Maven itself: Why would one want to get Hudson, Artifactory and Maven distribution through Maven? In our case, we create a Tomcat setup with Hudson, Artifactory and Maven already installed and configured, I’ll [...]

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Artifactory Online – the case of distributing Groovy++

After working with open source Artifactory version and thoroughly exploring it’s add-ons I knew it would come a moment to put my hands on its cloud solution – Artifactory Online. It just made sense to “close the loop” this way .. Тhe moment I’ve heard about online instance, running 24×7 without having to take care [...]

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Artifactory Power Pack – is it really powerful ?

We have been using Artifactory in Thomson Reuters (ClearForest) for more than a year now. My first Maven repository manager was Nexus – we were using it in my previous workplace. When I came to Thomson Reuters and started working on new CM infrastructures – I decided to switch to Artifactory, though. Mostly due to [...]

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