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Developers challenged to keep up with vulnerabilities in open source code components find an ally in Jason van Zyl and Sonatype's repository of reliable, secure code.
It's a well-recognized fact that the earlier a security exposure is found, the less it costs to fix. Sonatype CTO Jason van Zyl wants to carry that finding out to its logical conclusion and detect and fix vulnerabilities during development.
Van Zyl is the author (with assistance from Bob McWhirter) of Apache open source code Maven. The Java build tool, which assembles source code into a compiled application, is used by about 76% of Java developers. He went on to found Sonatype, a company that produces a set of products around Maven and the Maven Repository, the code management system that stores Maven application builds.