CHAPTER 4

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Maven Project Basics

Maven provides conventions and a standard directory layout for all of its projects. As discussed in Chapter 1, this standardization provides a uniform build interface and it also makes it easy for developers to jump from one project to another. This chapter will explain the basics of a Maven project and the pom.xml file.

Basic Project Organization

The best way to understand Maven project structure is to look at one. Figure 4-1 illustrates a bare-bones Maven-based Java project.

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Figure 4-1. Maven Java project structure ...

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