Yesterday at AUG MUC there was a lightning talk about the newly released Apptools Maven Plugin. I wanted to share this with the Developer Community as I find this very useful and figured I’m probably not the only one.
The main advantages for me over
atlas-install-plugin and QuickReload seem to be custom authentication (very useful if your dev instance is not running on localhost with admin/admin creds), the possibility to deploy multiple plugins at once and of course all the benefits that come with a Maven plugin regarding CI/CD. (and also no half-broken
--context-path parameter )
The plugin has many other features as well, such as listing the deployed plugins on a server and undeploying them. There also is a dedicated page that describes how this can be used in an app project. Example usage could be:
mvn apptools:deploy -PLOCAL
mvn apptools:deploy -PTEST
mvn apptools:deploy -PPROD
I’m looking forward to testing this with my plugins. What do you think about it?