About this book

Managing dependencies in a multi-module project is difficult. In a multi-module project, libraries need to share transitive relations with each other. Maven eliminates this need by reading the project files of dependencies to figure out their inter-relations and other related information. Gaining an understanding of project dependencies will allow you to fully utilize Maven and use it to your advantage.

Aiming to give you a clear understanding of Maven’s functionality, this book focuses on specific case studies that shed light on highly useful Maven features which are often disregarded. The content of this book will help you to replace homebrew processes with more automated solutions.

This practical guide focuses on the variety of problems and issues which occur during the conception and development phase, with the aim of making dependency management as effortless and painless as possible. Throughout the course of this book, you will learn how to migrate from non-Maven projects to Maven, learn Maven best practices, and how to simplify the management of multiple projects. The book emphasizes the importance of projects as well as identifying and fixing potential conflicts before they become issues. The later sections of the book introduce you to the methods that you can use to increase your team’s productivity. This book is the perfect guide to help make you into a proud software craftsman.

Publication date:
October 2013

About the Author

  • Jonathan LALOU

    Jonathan LALOU is an engineer fascinated by new technologies, computer sciences, and the digital world since his childhood. A graduate of the Ecole des Mines—one of the best French polytechnic institutes—Jonathan has more than 14 years of experience in Java and the JEE ecosystem.

    Jonathan has worked for several global companies and financial institutions, such as Syred, Philips, Sungard, Ixis CIB, BNP Paribas, and Amundi AM. He has strong ties, daily contacts, and frequent trips in Western Europe, Northern America, Judea, and emerging Asia. During his career, Jonathan has successfully climbed many levels: developer, architect, Scrum master, team leader, and project manager.

    Now, Jonathan is CTO at SayaSoft (http://www.sayasoft.fr), a digital company focused on very high value added projects he founded with two partners. SayaSoft brings Java environment, migration of small and large organizations to agility, and Android development to a new level. SayaSoft's customers are ensured to get high-quality releases and quick ROI.

    Jonathan's skills include a wide range of technologies and frameworks, such as Spring, JPA/Hibernate, GWT, Mule ESB, JSF/PrimeFaces, Groovy, Android, EJB, JMS, application servers, agile methods, and, of course, Apache Maven.

    Jonathan also authored Apache Maven Dependency Management, published by Packt Publishing in October 2013.

    Jonathan is available on the cloud. You can read his blog at http://jonathan.lalou.free.fr, catch him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/john_the_cowboy, and find him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanlalou.

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