When a project is built, it is important to ensure that it is not adversely affected by artifacts of an earlier build. Usually, build tools generate artifacts in a well-defined folder, namely the
target folder, called project working directory. Before a new build, this folder is usually deleted.
Maven is set up on your system and is verified to work. To do this, refer to the first three recipes of Chapter 1, Getting Started.
Let's start using the Maven Clean plugin by performing the following steps: