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From Jeff Jensen <jeffjen...@upstairstechnology.com>
Subject Re: [scala-debate] Emotional Support Group for Typesafe Maven Users
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:58:13 GMT
> If you want to publish to Maven Central I recommend
https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/
getting-started-apache-maven-video

In case it helps, I've helped a few deploy to Central and recommend this
(and the other pages on the "Producers" menu); makes it very easy:
http://central.sonatype.org/pages/ossrh-guide.html


On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Eric Kolotyluk <eric.kolotyluk@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Ha ha ha. Very good :-)
>
> I have published to Maven Central, so I know how daunting this can be at
> first.
>
> If you want to publish to Maven Central I recommend
> https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/
> getting-started-apache-maven-video
>
> Cheers, Eric
>
> On 12/3/2014 11:27 AM, Jon Pretty wrote:
>
>> I can offer you this:
>>
>> http://play.textadventures.co.uk/Play.aspx?id=zv-wer8keey6rnhk4am25q
>>
>> It's a create-your-own-adventure about my experience of trying to publish
>> a library to Maven Central. It's a couple of years old now, so the
>> landscape might have improved a little in patches.
>>
>> Jon
>>
>>
>> On 3 December 2014 at 19:11, Eric Kolotyluk <eric.kolotyluk@gmail.com
>> <mailto:eric.kolotyluk@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Does anyone know of a good emotional support group for people
>>     trying to use Maven with Typesafe projects such as Akka and Play?
>>
>>     I was thinking maybe there could a buddy/sponsor system, such as
>>     used in AA and other self help groups. Maybe there might be group
>>     sessions where people can talk about their trauma, especially by
>>     being constantly invalidated by comments such as "you should use
>>     the simple build tool SBT, cause, well you know, it's simple and
>>     easy to use."
>>
>>     Seriously though, is there a community of people who are
>>     successfully using Maven with Akka an Play projects? I would love
>>     to meet you.
>>
>>     I can see why people who have tried Maven naturally think "oh,
>>     its' too complicated, anyone can write a simple build tool that
>>     does what Maven does." Clearly they do not appreciate what Maven
>>     is or what it does. SBT and Gradle are two great examples of
>>     projects that attempted to do something more simple, but in the
>>     end, really don't measure up.
>>
>>     I personally think the Scala community would be been better served
>>     if more investment was made in developing better Scala build tools
>>     within the Maven framework. More and better plugins for Scala,
>>     Akka, Play, etc.  Better use of
>>
>>     http://books.sonatype.com/mcookbook/reference/sect-
>> scala-script-inline.html
>>     http://books.sonatype.com/mcookbook/reference/ch03s03.html
>>
>>     I don't know if there is a Scala template for writing Maven
>>     plugins (or mojos), but there should be.
>>
>>     The more I use SBT, the less I like it. It is not what I consider
>>     a serious build tool for build engineers, it is a toy or
>>     playground for Scala hackers who thrive on the abstruse. Don't get
>>     me wrong, I love Scala, but creating a build tool around .scala
>>     files just invites the use of chicken tracks and obscure overly
>>     concise cleverness that leads to one WTF experience after another.
>>     /It is actually possible to write Scala code that you can reason
>>     about,/ but it just as easy to write Scala code that resembles
>>     APL, and reasoning about build engineering was clearly not a
>>     priority with the designers of SBT.
>>
>>     The Scala-IDE was a really great approach because it leveraged off
>>     of an existing IDE infrastructure such as Eclipse, rather than
>>     trying to write an IDE from scratch the way SBT does. I wish the
>>     Scala/Typesafe community had taken the same approach with build-tools.
>>
>>     - Eric
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>>
>> --
>> Jon Pretty | @propensive
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