Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Searching Maven Central

It seems that no matter how much you read about software and how much you try and learn, you always seem to miss something pretty useful. I’ve been using Maven for at least three years and only found out a few weeks ago that you can search the Maven repository for artifacts... Duh! It seems the obvious thing to do, but if you’ve never seen something...

So this very small blog is just a reminder, firstly that the URL for the Maven repository search is and that you can never know everything, so keep learning.

As you can see from the screen shot, you just type in a keyword and get a list of possible matches... and clicking on a match and then a version number, you even get the POM file entry you need.

How cool’s that?

See Also:

Maven Central Search
Javana - for class searches
Grep Code

1 comment:

Christian Kaltepoth said...

You could also have a look at the "official" Maven Central search engine here:

I for myself prefer it over, but I think that just a case of personal taste! :)