Chapter 1. Apache Maven Quick Start
Apache Maven is popular as a build tool. However, in reality, it goes beyond being just a build tool. It provides a comprehensive build management platform. Prior to Maven, developers had to spend a lot of time in building a build system. There was no common interface. It differed from project to project, and each time a developer moved from one project to another, there was a learning curve. Maven filled this gap by introducing a common interface. It merely ended the era of the build engineer.
In this chapter, we will talk about the following topics:
- Installing and configuring Maven on Ubuntu, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows
- IDE integration
- Tips and tricks for using Maven effectively
Installing Apache Maven