In Pictures: 15 high-impact Apache projects

From Harmony to Hadoop, Apache has been a powerful contributor to the open source ecosystem

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Maven

This software project management and comprehension tool is used to manage builds, reporting, and documentation. It has emphasized Java development.

“The main [benefit of Maven] has been a much faster way to get people up and running on a project,” says Brett Porter, who has been involved with Maven’s development for 10 years and is CTO at devops automation vendor Maestrodev, which supports Maven.

Dependency management for Java projects is also critical to Maven, linking different software projects together. It can integrate with tools such as the Jenkins software build system. Improvements to Maven are planned to boost plug-in and logging capabilities.

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