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From Anders Hammar <and...@hammar.net>
Subject Re: how to run compile and packaging before test?
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:40:17 GMT
> However, the http link to the book on sonatype.com is dead. It should be
> updated.
>

Hm, ok. I asked Sonatype some time ago to fix that. I'll remind them.

/Anders



>
> It would also be helpful for users who scan that page if the free books
> were somehow better visually highlighted. Like a big green button that says
> "Free!" beside the corresponding book or whatever.
>
>
>
> On 12/13/2013 11:34 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:
>>>> http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/
>>>> introduction-to-the-lifecycle.html
>>>>
>>> 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 javablackbelt.com under "Miscellaneous on Maven".
>> However, javablackbelt.com does not exist anymore [1], and the "Maven
>> Exam" link is dead. [2]
>>
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javablackbelt
>> [2] http://www.javablackbelt.com/QuestionnaireDefDisplay.wwa?
>> questPublicId=01559
>>
>> ** <http://www.maestrodev.com/better-build-maven>
>>
>>
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