Event date: December 06, 2013 09:30

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 9:30AM-6:00PM EST (GMT-0500)
Location: Sterling, VA

DevIgnition is a confernece for and by the members of the Mid-Atlantic software developer community. This full day event is filled with15 technical presentations featuring expert software developers. Attend the event to see Mike Hansen, Senior Vice President of Engineering from Sonatype present best practices for component based development.

Usage of Java components to build applications has grown exponentially. Most applications are now composed primarily of components - 80 - 90% of an application consists of components.

Many of these components are open source components that are housed in the Central Repository, the defacto standard used by open source project teams to distribute their binaries. Recent research shows some interesting trends:

  • 13 billion components were downloaded from Central in the last 12 months.
  • 53% of survey respondents are standardizing on an open source development infrastructure stack.
  • 76% of large organizations have no control over what components are being used in software development projects

Although components help improve developer productivity so that applications can be delivered faster, if components are not managed effectively, security, licensing, and quality issues can put your organization at risk. Industry analysts and standards efforts recognize managing components as a key requirement for modern development efforts.

Join Mike Hansen to learn best practices for managing and exploiting these components. He'll discuss the current state of the application development market, the promise and challenge of components, and a set of best practice considerations to kick-start your component management initiative.

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