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From Jason van Zyl <ja...@tesla.io>
Subject Maven just won't die! -- WTF is Takari?
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:26:47 GMT
Hi,

As some may know, a lot of work has been done at tesla.io on various advanced features in
Maven but, unfortunately, not enough work for these features to see the light of day. It wouldn't
be surprising if Maven users have no idea what these features are because I've not done a
great job at communicating about the work. Some of the work is mine, some of other major contributors,
and more recently from key customers.

To make a long story short there's a lot of cool stuff to talk about, and the work as a new
venue at takari.io! I'll be giving a webinar next week and here are some of the features I'd
like to talk about:

- Polyglot support: Ruby, Groovy, and Scala DSLs. These have all been actively worked on in
the recent past, especially the Ruby and Scala DSLs.
- Full incremental support: the complete Maven lifecycle including an incremental command
line compiler based on JDT, all with m2e integration
- Aggressive parallelization: a new parallelization mode that also optimizes scheduling based
on critical path analysis
- Generations: a new form of continuous delivery for Maven -- Smart delta protocol and no
more SNAPHOTs!
- Shell: long-lived CLI process for Maven

Much of this work is functional, and the new parallelization mode and generations support
are actively being used in production. We are still iterating on these specific features but
they show a lot of promise. Where all of this code eventually lands is a question for the
Maven development community. All of this work was developed outside of Apache, and how easy
it is to integrate back into the Maven project remains to be seen. At the very least there
is a lot of very interesting work and I wanted to start the dialog because Maven just isn't
going to die :-)

So please join us for a webinar, Tuesday, January 21 at 11:30AM EST (UTC -5 hours) to learn
more about what we're working on and what we're trying to accomplish.

All registrants will receive access to the recording, so if you can’t make it — you won’t
have to miss out.

Register here: http://goo.gl/vqSvL7

Hope you can make it,

Jason van Zyl
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Jason van Zyl
Founder,  Apache Maven
http://twitter.com/jvanzyl
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