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Apache Maven 3 Cookbook by Srirangan

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Documenting your Maven plugin

It is not an exaggeration when it's said that Apache Maven is being used by hundreds and thousands of developers, if not more, everyday.

In addition, Apache Maven has a thriving community and hundreds of individuals, groups, and teams that contribute to Apache Maven in the form of plugins.

However, a common complaint in the Apache Maven community discussions has been the lack of sufficient documentation, especially for Apache Maven plugins.

Thus the Apache Maven community recommends a set of plugin documentation guidelines for plugin developers.

Adhering to these guidelines helps plugin users and thus, in turn, fuels the greater adoption of the plugin.

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For this recipe, you need to have an existing Apache ...

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