Maven dependency resolution with javacio.us

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Ever need to determine what versions of a specific Maven dependency are available in a public repository? Or more importantly, determine if a dependency even exists in a public repository? If so, then javacio.us, a free, subscription based service available to anyone with a Google account can be used to help quickly and easily resolve maven dependencies.

Usage is simple:

  1. Search Google for the name of the dependency (e.g. concurrent pom) and you will get a list of all groups in which the dependency is under a public repository.
  2. Select the specific group you require
  3. Select the version you require

And that’s it! Now you can simply copy the coordinates and the dependency has been resolved.

While there are certainly other services available which do more or less the same thing (e.g. Maven Repository Browser, etc.), the simplicity of being able to just search from Google is rather convenient.

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