Time for action – adding Spring jars to the project

Let's take a look at how we can add the spring-related jars via the Maven configuration:

  1. Open pom.xml; you can find pom.xml under the root directory of the project itself.
  2. You will see some tabs at the bottom of the pom.xml file. If you do not see these tabs, then right-click on pom.xml and select the Open With option from the context menu and choose Maven POM editor. Select the Dependencies tab and click on the Add button in the Dependencies section. Don't get confused with the Add button of the Dependencies Management section. You should choose the Add button in the left-hand side pane.
  3. A Select Dependency window will appear; enter Group Id as org.springframework, Artifact Id as spring-webmvc ...

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