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From Ron Wheeler <>
Subject Re: how to run compile and packaging before test?
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:50:36 GMT
Great points.
File a few JIRA issues describing the problems that you are finding.
That way they will get on the list of things to do.

I think that you might find some of the books are free in their 
electronic formats but are not free if you want paper.


On 13/12/2013 5:34 AM, Malte Skoruppa wrote:
>>> Meanwhile, one doesn't necessarily have to buy a book to learn about 
>>> the
>>> Maven lifecycle. This is also explained on the website:

>> Yes, but it doesn't go into enough details.
>> The *free* books do.
> This actually surprised me. Free?
> Looking at the "Books and Resources" page more closely, I found but 
> *one* book that is free, namely the "Better Builds with Maven" (2006, 
> covers Maven 2.0.4 - i.e., rather old).
> For all the other books, there are Amazon (and similar) links.
> If these other books are also freely available, this should certainly 
> be put forward more clearly on the page, with appropriate links.
> Apart from the books, the "Books and Resources" page links to a 
> plethora of articles on this and that about Maven. But that is not 
> what you'd call a structured introduction to Maven, let alone a 
> "book". (Well, at least, that's not where I'd go digging if I wanted 
> to find out more about, say, the build lifecycle. I'd go to the Guides 
> index in that case. At least that's sorted by category.)
> On a sidenote, I also noticed that the page links to "JavaBlackBelt's 
> Maven Exam" on under "Miscellaneous on Maven". 
> However, does not exist anymore [1], and the "Maven 
> Exam" link is dead. [2]
> [1]
> [2] 
> ** <>

Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
skype: ronaldmwheeler
phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

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