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Maven for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah

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Chapter 3. Creating and Importing Projects

Let's proceed on our journey. In this chapter, we will start with the Maven project structure followed by the build architecture, then we will cover some essential concepts, and finally learn how to create simple Maven projects. The chapter is divided into the following sections:

  • The Maven project structure
  • POM (Project Object Model)
    • Maven coordinates
    • POM relationships
    • Simple POM
    • Super POM
  • The Maven project build architecture
  • Other essential concepts
    • Repository
    • Project dependencies
    • Plugins and goals
    • Site generation and reporting
  • Creating a Maven project
    • Using an archetype
    • Using no archetypes
    • Checking out a Maven project
  • Importing Maven projects

The Maven project structure

Maven, as stated in earlier chapters, follows convention ...

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