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Why I don’t like Maven

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More than two months ago I tweeted something like “As if this day didn’t already suck Maven 3 was released”. I got a reply from @kirean73 “Mind sharing your experiences with Maven?”. Fair question. As it takes more than 140 characters I decided to write a blog-post about it. And since I did not have time to do it there and then I asked @kirean73 to remind me after a month had passed. A month ago I got the reminder but this post turned out to be really hard to write. Mostly because there is nothing seriously wrong with Maven…

I’ve been looking forward to write this post for some time. I really don’t like Maven but I realized that I don’t exactly know why. It will be useful to explore that. I don’t want this to be just another of the many maven rants out there. I’ll try to be fair but I also reserve the right not to think that some things are good  even if I can’t present a better alternative :) This is a subjective post.

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Written by johlrogge

December 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Posted in build tools, java, PMS

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