Quieres ganar 4500 dolares por un trabajillo de verano?

No es broma, si eres estudiante Google te puede pagar 4500 dólares, seleccionando una de las propuestas de un projecto open source y apuntándote a Google Summer of Code, y si superas el proceso de selección durante el verano Google te paga.

He aĖadido unas propuestas a la página de la fundación Apache, que me interesan especialmente, relacionadas con Maven, aunque también se aceptan las propuestas de estudiantes. Lee las preguntas frecuentes en la página de Google y date prisa que se acaba pronto!

Además tras esta experiencia está la muy probable posibilidad de trabajar para compaĖías relacionadas proyecto open source, al menos es el primer lugar donde yo voy a mirar por nueva gente. No es una mala forma de hacer el proyecto de fin de carrera, o la tesis, y conseguir una experiencia que te ayudará a conseguir un mejor trabajo y reconocido a nivel mundial.

Google Summer of Code – 4500$ for a summer job

Are you student? interestend in getting paid 4500$ for a summer job?

Join Google Summer of Code, choose one of the proposals (or propose yourself) from any open source project, and apply. I’ve added some proposals about Maven I’m interested in to the Apache Software Foundation list of projects. Be sure to read the FAQ and hurry, it ends soon!

Disabled jroller comments, using haloscan from now on

Just to let you know that I have disabled the jroller comments and added links to haloscan, another way to write comments, because I always had problems not being emailed new comments and a lot of spam.

Old comments are still available through the permalinks.

UPDATE: I finally got a way to see the comments in roller, waiting for the send email when new comments are added feature works

Better Builds With Maven – Free book about Maven 2

It finally went out! As I mentioned some weeks ago, there is a book about Maven 2 made by core developers, John Casey, Vincent Massol, Brett Porter, Jason Van Zyl, and myself. I think this is what the Maven community was waiting for, and I’d like to thank Mergere for the opportunity of working on it and the guts to make it available for FREE, like in free beer ;).

You can download Better Builds With Maven, and the chapters code (link is at top left corner).

Better Builds With Maven

I’d prefer a cover like this, but it didn’t pass the vote, nobody understands my sense of humor ;)

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Beware of unofficial Maven repositories

I have seen some projects that use their own Maven repository where they copy stuff from iBiblio and change it based in their needs, like changing pom dependencies. You should know that this is a really bad practice, let’s see

  • if you happen to get that pom from ibiblio first for any of your other projects, Maven won’t get the one from that custom repo, as it’s already cached, and there’s no reason to redownload again
  • if you happen to run first against that custom repo, that custom pom will get downloaded to your cache, thus preventing all the other projects to use the right pom from iBiblio

To sum up, if you need to use your own repo you have to create your own groupId (com.acme) and deploy there all your stuff as other people’s stuff that you customize