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Vaadin 7 Cookbook by Ondrej Kvasnovsky, Jaroslav Holan

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Generating a Vaadin project in Maven archetype

Maven makes the build process really easy. Let's see how easy it is to make a new Vaadin project using Maven. We will use the latest version, Maven 3, which can be downloaded from http://maven.apache.org/download.html.

We are going to use the command line in this recipe. We will make the project in the command prompt and then we can import the Maven project into whatever IDE that supports Maven (Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and so on).

Using Maven archetypes is quite handy and a quick way to create a new project. Let's try to make a new Vaadin project using the vaadin-archetype-application archetype.

For those who are new to Maven, please learn the basics from the following web page:

http://maven.apache.org/guides/getting-started/maven-in-five-minutes.html ...

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