Artifactory is software that The SOA and Internet development teams have been using for a while. If you have never heard of it, Artifactory is a binary repository manager. We use source control for our source code, Artifactory is version control (and more) for your binary artifacts (jar/war files, etc). Artifactory is also a place where you can put a shared library so that it is easily  accessible in other projects across the enterprise.

For someone who has never used a binary repository and wants to understand the benefits of using a tool like Artifactory here is a great (short) presentation: Artifactory – Sharing Binaries the Smart Way!

Why use Artifactory?