M2Eclipse: The collaboration of the Maven & Eclipse Platforms

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Standard [25 minutes]

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M2Eclipse provides a robust and mature solution for integrating Maven with the Eclipse IDE. M2Eclipse continues on the path to be the de-facto standard Eclipse integration for Maven users and Maven integrators alike. Features unique to M2Eclipse, such as the POM editor and support for the Nexus repository indexes, dramatically reduce the Maven learning curve and give full access to numerous Maven and p2 repositories around the world.

An open Project Configuration Framework unifies the IDE with automated, headless environments by synchronizing Eclipse settings for technologies like JDT, AJDT and WTP with their Maven counterparts. A viable solution for the ever present tension between build automation and development.

This presentation will review and demonstrate the features that currently exist in M2Eclipse. We will also discuss extensions build on top of the open API, such as expanded vision of project materialization encompassing much more than just source and binary dependencies and including issues and documentation to provide a unique developer "on-boarding" solution that will decrease downtime and increasing developer mobility. Finally we'll talk about project roadmap and the future plans.