Given the open nature of the Java platform, it is quite common for Java developers to work on projects that were not created within NetBeans, or that do not employ the NetBeans project structure.
One of the most common Java build and management tool is Maven (see the Creating a Maven application recipe for more information on Maven), and as such a growing number of projects are created using it. These include both single module projects (where a single
.jar file is generated) and complex multimodule projects (which may include
.jar, and more!).
This recipe shows how a Maven project can be loaded within NetBeans and subsequently managed via the NetBeans user interface.
To complete this recipe, you need ...