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Apache Maven Cookbook by Raghuram Bharathan

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Understanding the standard directory layout

When we built our sample Java project earlier, we saw files being compiled, tests being run, and a JAR being generated. We do not know where these artifacts were created.

How to do it...

Let's find where the artifacts were created by performing the following steps:

  1. Go to the folder that has the sample Maven project.
  2. Open the target subfolder that was created:
    How to do it...

How it works...

When Maven runs, it puts all the contents that it generates into a separate folder. This is to distinguish it from any user-generated content. Let us examine the contents of this folder:

  • The classes folder: Compiled source files are placed ...

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