ApacheCon is fast approaching, this year in Atlanta from November 1 - 5. In addition to training courses and a BarCamp, the conference has tracks that include NoSQL, Content Technology, Hadoop, Tomcat, Lucene, OSGi, Java Enterprise Development, Business and Community.
Of interest to Maven users is the training course, Apache Maven: Effective Implementation:
This training course is designed to go beyond your current assumptions about Apache Maven and learn how to use it most effectively to manage the build and development process. Whether you are a novice aiming to start on the right foot, or a regular user looking to get more out of Maven and avoid common frustrations, this course will give you the skills you need to apply to your own projects.
By working through a series of short exercises applied to a complete sample application, you will learn how to apply common patterns in Maven builds to achieve the desired outcome, while learning best practices and common pitfalls along the way.
Topics include installation, Maven fundamentals, working efficiently with multi-module projects, simplifying the POM, the best general purpose plugins that you should know about, integration and functional testing, when (and when not) to use Maven sites and reporting, the role of profiles, snapshots and dependency management, repository management, and performing releases.
The content is updated for the latest improvements in Maven 2.2 and Maven 3, and will cater to your preference of development environment.
Time is reserved for sharing specific situations that attendees have encountered in existing projects. A laptop already configured for Java development is essential.
This year gives us the unique opportunity to get a first look at a GA release of Maven 3.0 in addition to building on a comprehensive example of how to use Maven effectively in your projects and with your teams.
Early bird prices end this Friday, October 8, but registrations are open up until the conference. You can register for Apache Maven: Effective Implementation online.
As an additional bonus, all those that register before October 13 and complete the Maven training course will receive a free copy of the book Apache Maven 2: Effective Implementation to complement the course content.