ApacheCon NA 2011

Brett Porter

Brett Porter is an open source software developer from Sydney, Australia with a passion for development tooling, and automation. He discovered an early beta of Maven 1.0 in 2003, and has been heavily involved in the development of the project since. A member of the Apache Maven Project Management Committee, he has conducted presentations and training on Maven and related tooling at several conferences and events. He founded what became the Archiva project in 2005, and is the co-author of Apache Maven 2: Effective Implementation (2009) and Better Builds with Maven (2005).

One Day -- Apache Maven: Effective Implementation
November 8 10:00AM
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.


Navigating the Apache Incubator
November 10 2:30PM
Looking to bring an open source project to the Apache Software Foundation? Already a member of a podling? Looking to get involved?

Inspired by the popular Q&A session at BarCampApache Sydney, this session will walk through all aspects of navigating the Apache Incubator, including:
* bringing a project to Apache
* is Apache the right home for a project?
* the Incubator's procedures and requirements
* when and how to graduate
* what makes a successful Apache project
* examples of successful and less successful podlings


Becoming a content-driven, modular application: A Case Study
November 11 9:00AM
Further building on the session from ApacheCon NA 2010, see how Apache Archiva revitalised itself by moving to being content-driven, and becoming more modular. The discussion includes moving from a database and ORM solution, how we defined the content model for the application and started migrating the data and the architecture, and the natural benefits we immediately found in the process. We also look at how the application was modularised more effectively, and the possibility at making it more dynamic with other componennt models and OSGi. We will discuss the other technologies such as Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Felix we used and evaluated and what we learned about them on the way.


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