OK, I should have had this up last month but since Ryan also spoke tonight on Maven 2, I’ll group everything together now.
Ryan’s going to do a presentation for us this month since Spring has now been “Mavenized”.
2006 appeared to be the year that Maven achieved the momentum it needed to overtake Ant as the build tool of choice for Java developers. A lot of that has to do with the vastly improved Maven 2. But it lot of it has to do with the simplicity, organization and power that Maven brings to projects. The session will bring developers new to Maven with everything it has to offer. This includes creating your very first Maven project, learning the significance of the POM file, how to let Maven and its repositories manage your dependencies, and how to let Maven report of the health of your own projects. And for the Ant users in the audience, you will get to see a side-by-side comparison of the two build tools’ build philosophies.
Ryan Breidenbach has been developing software for over eight years with a current focus on enterprise Java applications and agile development. He is the author of Spring in Action and is currently working at Countrywide Financial Corporation. When he is not geeking out, he can be found playing with his two daughters and occasionally honing his skills at the poker tables.
April 18th (3rd Wednesday)
- Social – 6:30 PM
- Meeting – 7:00 PM
WHO TO TELL:
Tell your friends in the office who are developing UIs and web applications.
WHERE TO GO:
Our meetings are at Nerdbooks in Richardson TX. Directions can be found on theirwebsite.
*** Nerdbooks is our location sponsor and is providing a meeting place. Show up early and take a look at their large selection of Java related books.
– Erik Weibust
– Andy Hoffman