Appendix A. Setting up the development environment

This appendix shows you how to set up your development environment. We begin with Apache Maven 3: installing Maven and using basic commands. We then create a new Maven project from scratch and add the necessary dependencies for Spring Batch. We also explore Spring Batch features from the SpringSource Tool Suite for Eclipse and learn how to set up a Spring Batch project quickly from a blank Maven project and use the Spring Batch development tools.

A.1. Apache Maven 3

Apache Maven provides build tools, documentation, dependency management, and reporting for your projects. One of the benefits of Maven is to promote standards and conventions that accelerate the development cycle. At the heart ...

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