Many Java developers find that Maven provides superior build and project management tools that IDEs do not offer. The NetBeans IDE therefore offers the ability to create and manage Maven projects directly from within the IDE, thus offering the best combination of tools. This recipe shows how to create a Maven project from within the NetBeans IDE.
To get started, ensure that one of the Java bundles of NetBeans (Java SE, Java EE, or the All bundle) is running. You do not have to have any projects created to start this recipe.