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Sonatype Nexus Professional in the New York Times

Take a break from reading Paul Krugman's analysis of the current liquidity crisis and the New York Times' top-notch coverage of tomorrow's Inauguration and read about Sonatype's launch of Nexus Professional. Sonatype is in the New York Times today. John Fontana's story ran in Network World on Friday and was also picked up in the technology section of the New York Times, which syndicates content from IDG.

Read John Fontana's Story in the New York Times here. In the article, Fontana talks about the three major features in this initial version of Nexus Professional:

  • Procurement: The ability to control which artifacts are allowed into a repository with a series of inclusion and exclusion rules. Procurement is essential if you want to control what can get into an organization from a 3rd party proxy repository. It is also essential if you want to create something of a "firewall" between your development repository and a clean room release repository.
  • Staging: With Nexus Professional, you can group a collection of artifacts together in a staged repository that can be promoted to a hosted repository as a group. The concept of the "staged" repository makes it possible to have more intelligent "workflow" in a software release, you can cut a release, deploy it to Nexus, and then put it in a holding area for QA to certify.
  • LDAP Integration: Sonatype delivers a highly configurable LDAP Authentication Realm that was designed to work with the largest, most diverse organizational structures modeled in an enteprise LDAP server. With Sonatype Professional's LDAP Auth realm you can map any existing user and group structure in LDAP to natives roles within Nexus

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Written by Tim OBrien

Tim is a Software Architect with experience in all aspects of software development from project inception to developing scaleable production architectures for large-scale systems during critical, high-risk events such as Black Friday. He has helped many organizations ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies take a more strategic approach to adopting and evaluating technology and managing the risks associated with change.