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Searching Central Just Got Easier with Nexus

We've made a small, but important change to the front page of (You might recognize the design.)

Searching the Central Maven Repository Just Got Easier from Sonatype on Vimeo.

To search for an library or an artifact:

  1. Go to
  2. Type in an artifact or group identifier, a class name, or a checksum.
  3. Press Enter.

Once you have located the artifact you were looking for, click on the artifact and copy the dependency XML from Nexus to your POM. It couldn't get any easier or intuitive. Make sure to bookmark

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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.