Managing Software Dependencies and Artifacts with Nexus, Apache Maven, and Apache Ivy Training

This Managing Software Dependencies and Artifacts with Nexus, Apache Maven, and Apache Ivy Training training class will provide students with an understanding of the principles of using a central artifact repository in the enterprise environment to both mediate access to public repositories, and serve as a target where production artifacts can be stored for access by other development projects, or operational users.


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Course Topics
  1. Install and configure Jenkins and Nexus in a servlet container
  2. Create Nexus repositories of various kinds
  3. Configure Maven projects to use Nexus repositories
  4. Create and configure Apache Ivy/Ant build scripts to access Nexus repositories.
  5. Configure and use Apache Ant and Apache Maven with Jenkins
  6. Execute a release process on deployable artifacts
  1. Introduction to Dependency Management
    1. Terminology and Basic Concepts
    2. Artifacts
    3. Build Process
    4. Source Code and Source Code Management
    5. Development Process
    6. Managing Code
    7. Dependencies
    8. Repeatable Build
    9. Dependency Management
    10. Historical Dependency Management Practices
    11. Dependencies in Version Control?
    12. Modern Practices
    13. Conclusion
  2. Introduction to Continuous Integration and Jenkins-CI
    1. Agile Development
    2. Agile Development (cont'd)
    3. What is Continuous Integration
    4. What is Continuous Integration (cont'd)
    5. What is Continous Integration (cont'd)
    6. Typical Setup for Continuous Integration
    7. Jenkins Continuous Integration
    8. Jenkins Features
    9. Running Jenkins
    10. Summary
  3. Repository Management
    1. Maven's Approach to Artifacts
    2. Publishing Artifacts
    3. Summary of Maven's Artifact Handling
    4. Repository
    5. Repository Manager
    6. Proxy Remote Repositories
    7. Types of Artifacts
    8. Release Artifacts
    9. Snapshot Artifacts
    10. Reasons to Use a Repository Manager
    11. Repository Coordinates
    12. Addressing Resources in a Repository
    13. Summary
  4. Installing and Running Jenkins
    1. Downloading and Installing Jenkins
    2. Running Jenkins as a Stand-Alone Application
    3. Running Jenkins on an Application Server
    4. Installing Jenkins as a Windows Service
    5. Summary
  5. A Jenkins Job
    1. Different types of Jenkins job
    2. Configuring Source Code Management(SCM)
    3. Working with Subversion
    4. Build Triggers
    5. Schedule Build Jobs
    6. Polling the SCM
    7. Maven Build Steps
    8. Summary
  6. Apache Ivy
    1. What is Apache Ivy
    2. Using Ivy
    3. Basic Operation
    4. Typical Dependency Life Cycle
    5. Ivy.xml
    6. Using Maven Dependencies
    7. The 'build.xml' file
    8. When You Run the Build Script...
    9. Reporting Dependencies
    10. Installing Ivy
    11. Ivy Settings File
    12. Conclusion
  7. Introduction to Apache Maven
    1. Build Tools for Java
    2. Build Tools for Java (cont'd)
    3. History of Build Tools
    4. Traditional Scripting
    5. 'make'
    6. Problems with Make
    7. Manual Build with JavaC
    8. ANT
    9. Pros and Cons of Ant
    10. Apache Maven
    11. Goals of Maven
    12. What is Apache Maven?
    13. What is Apache Maven (cont'd)
    14. Why Use Apache Maven?
    15. The Maven EcoSystem
    16. Consistent Easy-to-Understand Project Layout
    17. Convention Over Configuration
    18. Maven is Different
    19. Maven Projects have a Standardized Build
    20. Effect of Convention Over Configuration
    21. Importance of Plugins
    22. A Key Point on Maven!
    23. Summary – Key Features of Maven
  8. Installing and Running Apache Maven
    1. Downloading Maven
    2. Installing Maven
    3. Run From Command Line
    4. Running Inside an IDE
    5. Settings.xml
    6. Local Repository
    7. Summary
  9. Getting Started with Maven
    1. Terminology and Basic Concepts
    2. Artifacts
    3. Lifecycle
    4. Default Lifecycle
    5. Plugins
    6. Running Maven - the Story So Far
    7. Running Maven from an IDE
    8. Common Goals
    9. pom.xml
    10. Example
    11. Example (cont'd)
    12. Artifact Coordinates
    13. Standard Layout for Sources
    14. Summary
  10. Nexus Repositories
    1. Sonatype Nexus
    2. Nexus Editions
    3. Types of Repositories
    4. Publishing Artifacts – From Maven
    5. Publishing Artifacts – Manually
    6. Lab
  11. Release Management
    1. What is release Management?
    2. Release Management with Nexus
    3. Release Management with Maven
    4. Summary
    5. Chapter 12. Introduction to DevOps
    6. DevOps
    7. Collaboration of People
    8. Convergence of Process
    9. DevOps Builds on Process Theory
    10. DevOps Tools
    11. Conclusion
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Maven class:

  • Familiarity with Java development practices.

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Length: 2 Days
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