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BigFraction now on Maven Central

Warning: I wrote this blog in 2017. That is a long time ago, especially on the internet. My opinions may have changed since then. Technological progress may have made this information completely obsolete. Proceed with caution.

My BigFraction Java library is now available on Maven Central, free to be used in any Java project built using Maven or any compatible build tool (Gradle, Ivy, etc.).

This project is something I started on my own nearly a decade ago, for my own use in solving Project Euler problems. About three years ago I put it on GitHub. Much to my surprise, several people found it and started using it. But the only way to use it was to check out the source code and build it yourself—not very practical to the way most Java projects are built today. I wanted to get the library on Maven central about a year ago, but I procrastinated for a long time thinking it would be a difficult process. Turns out, it is relatively easy, and completely free, to get your open source library hosted and indexed.

If you run into any issues, please report them on GitHub.