Sonatype, caretaker of the Apache Maven project and a provider of enterprise software development infrastructure, announces Sonatype Maven Studio for Eclipse, a tool set for the Maven project and build management system.
caretaker of the Apache Maven project,
has announced the Sonatype
Maven Studio for Eclipse tool set.
A self-described "leading provider of enterprise software development
infrastructure," Sonatype announced the release of the Sonatype Maven
Studio for Eclipse March 22 at the EclipseCon
conference for developers and users of the open-source Eclipse IDE
(integrated development environment). Maven Studio is an Eclipse-based IDE
that has been "specifically optimized for Maven, the de facto standard for
Java project and build management used by more than 3 million Java developers
worldwide," said Jason van Zyl, CTO and
founder of Sonatype and creator of Maven.
Van Zyl said Maven Studio "accelerates developer productivity through a
range of innovations including one-click on-boarding-making developers fully
productive in minutes rather than hours or even days."
"The process of on-boarding new software developers is slow, cumbersome
and prone to error," Gartner Research analyst Mark Driver said in a
statement. "Lost productivity due to inadequate and ineffective on-boarding
processes is a 'hidden tax' that causes organizations to waste a great deal of
time and money."
Indeed, Sonatype said:
"Getting a new developer up and
running can take up to a week of trial and error as they assemble a working
development environment, struggling with project dependencies, plug-ins,
preferences, and more. With one click, Maven Studio automatically installs and
configures everything a developer needs to start delivering value to their
"Maven Studio for Eclipse enables a major advance in Java developer
productivity, eliminating the wasted time of the typical trial-and-error
process of assembling a working development environment," van Zyl said in
a statement. "Every organization using Maven and Eclipse will find the
Studio indispensable to making a new team member fully productive."
The Sonatype statement said:
"With [the] open source M2Eclipse [plug-in] at its core,
Maven Studio for Eclipse will also deliver a number of innovations beyond
one-click onboarding. These include:
-License management to ensure that
all license headers and attribution files are present in the project, making
the terms of the license legally enforceable
-Tomcat integration for rapid
development of web applications
-Confluence Wiki integration,
allowing developers to view and edit wiki content from inside Eclipse
-The ability to launch Hudson builds and monitor Hudson build status within the Eclipse IDE"
is an open-source continuous
integration system based on Eclipse and hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. The
Sonatype statement continued:
"Maven Studio for Eclipse also
provides tight Maven platform integration, including support for Eclipse
provisioning and workspace materialization, allowing developers to
automatically install the Eclipse IDE, check
out the project source and configure preferences. Maven Studio for Eclipse
works closely with [Sonatype's] Nexus Professional [repository manager] and
leverages its Eclipse repository support to make one-click onboarding seamless."
In addition, van Zyl told eWEEK Sonatype is working on delivering an entire
suite of software called Maven Enterprise Suite. Maven Enterprise Suite will
consist of Maven with support from Sonatype, Maven Studio for Eclipse, Nexus
Pro and Hudson, he said, adding
that Sonatype is currently testing the Maven Enterprise Suite with about 10 of
Maven Studio for Eclipse will be available in the second quarter of 2010.
For a preview of the technology go to www.sonatype.com.
Sonatype also is working on a provisioning tool known as Proviso and a
project called Polyglot Maven,
which brings JVM (Java virtual machine) diversity, DSLs (domain-specific
languages) and terse markup languages to Maven. Polyglot Maven is aimed at
developers "looking to leverage the power of Maven through modern JVM
language implementations like Groovy, Scala, Clojure and JRuby," Sonatype
said on its Website. The company further said, "Polyglot Maven is an
attempt to provide the power to Maven users who are not so fond of XML."
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