Andy Gumbrecht is an avid Apache TomEE PMC member, developer and evangelist at Tomitribe. He is an active contributor of Apache projects including OpenEJB/TomEE, etc. Andy is a speaker at local Java Users Groups and conferences throughout Europe. He has been using in production environments and contributing to Apache OpenEJB/TomEE since 2009. You can find some of Andy’s technical postings at http://www.tomitribe.com/blog.
I'm not going to try and convince anyone that Maven is a better build tool than anything else out there. I'm also not out to be convinced that there is something else worth trying. This is going to be a quickfire summary of some things I've found that work well, and other things that don't. Love it or hate it!