Anyone here using it? Give me your opinions please!
John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
What an interesting question! There are probably more people using Apache than any other webserver. There is probably nothing that you would want a webserver to do that Apache cannot do. It is amazingly fast and stable, and runs on a vast array of platforms.
He was asking about Maven, not the webserver.
He's talking about Apache Maven, not Apache the web server, you idiot! Can't you read?!
Wait, is 'Apache Maven' a thing, or are you looking for someone who knows about Apache (i.e. _an_ Apache maven)?
It's a thing, moron! Here's the first sentence of his original post:
And the fact that the first letter is in upper case should hint at something.
" Maven is a Java project management and project comprehension tool. Maven is based on the concept of a project object model (POM) in that all the artifacts produced by Maven are a result of consulting a well defined model for your project. Builds, documentation, source metrics, and source cross-references are all controlled by your POM."
Aargh! And all this time I thought people were calling me an expert...
Once again, another imposter Elephant posting. The opinions of the previous poster are not necessarily representative of those held by the Elephant that has been posting on JOS for close to a year.
Hmm, methinks I pissed someone off...
I *AM* the real Elephant. The previous message is from an impersonator.
Somebody give Elephant his medicine.
Will the real Elephant please stand up?
Hi, my name's Elephant and I whine a lot.
I am Spart--I mean, Elephant.
I tried using Maven a while ago and I found it to be more cumbersome than helpful. Doing all config through Text or XML files has never really appealed to me.
Maven is *really* nice, providing your project fits their expectations. Last time I used it, I was restricted to a single source directory which didn't work for me.
Gee lets invent tools to measure EVERYTHING!!
Mr Fancypants , I assume that was directed at my comment?
Never used Maven, but Hani (http://www.jroller.com/page/fate) doesn't like it.
What does Hani like?
I'm with Fancypants on this one. Although I haven't looked at Maven, it sounds like the typical crutch of the incompetent.
Maven has a fairly steep learning curve (which I still haven't entirely ascended) but it can be immensely useful. It takes most of the pain out of separating your code into distinct modules that previously you might have done using Ant's pattern matching and makes building libraries/webapps and automatically running tests a declarative breeze. (I wish it didn't use Jelly though, which is a PITA.)
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