Aether

Aether is a library for working with artifact repositories. Aether deals with the specification of local repository, remote repository, developer workspaces, artifact transports, and artifact resolution.

Have a look at the introduction video below to learn about Aether's purpose and the motivation behind the project:

Apache Maven and Maven are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation. Nexus is a trademark of Sonatype, Inc. The Central Repository is a service mark of Sonatype, Inc. The Central Repository is intended to complement Apache Maven and should not be confused with Apache Maven.