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The Quickest Way to Evaluate Nexus OSS

I'm busy assembling an evaluation guide for the upcoming release of Nexus Professional, and while I was working on material for Pro it occurred to me that we could do a better job supporting new users of Nexus OSS. Here is a Nexus OSS evaluation guide that focuses on the initial steps with Nexus. If you download Nexus from this is the faster way to get up and running - you'll be proxying and publishing artifacts in a few minutes.

Update 2013-05: The evaluation guide has been updated and is now available in HTML and PDF format.

This document also hits a point I'd like to emphasize. I'm convinced that most people just download Nexus OSS and use it as a simply proxy of Central. While this certainly is a great use of Nexus, the real magic starts happening once you use Nexus as a destination for internal artifacts. If you use Nexus and you are not publishing your own artifacts to it, you are missing out.

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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.