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2.0 out of 5 stars Out of date, 15 Mar 2009
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Aiden Mark Humpheys "Aiden" (Germany) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Maven: A Developer's Notebook (Developer's Notebooks) (Paperback)
I rather like the format of this series. The books are snappy and to the point. However this notebook deals with Maven 1 and was sadly out of date a few months after publication when the rewritten Maven 2 was released. Although the book mentions Maven 2 here and there, O'Reilley really should have withdrawn this edition and updated it. The result is the Maven novice is likely to be left confused by non working code examples and conventions which are no longer followed by the Maven 2 users.

I'm not a fan of Maven. It seems to work wonderfully for standard cases and to be impossibly obscure for the corner cases you find in real projects. Despite this, the build tool has developed a solid user base. Its a shame there isn't an up to date kick start book for new users and those, like me, trying to figure out how to adapt it to the needs of real projects.
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Maven: A Developer's Notebook (Developer's Notebooks)
Maven: A Developer's Notebook (Developer's Notebooks) by Timothy M. O'Brien (Paperback - 30 Jun 2005)
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