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In the parts 1 and 2 of this article, we demonstrated how to download and install Maven 2, how to install the Maven 2 plugin for Eclipse, and how to go about setting up a project directory structure using Maven 2. We used a simple use case for displaying employee details on the Web given an employee ID, but deliberately made the design a bit complex by introducing design concepts such as XML binding, EJBs, and JCA connectors to illustrate a few of the many features offered by Maven. In this final installment of the article, we continue with the remaining modules in our example and illustrate a few more developmental tasks that can be accomplished fairly easily using Maven that otherwise would demand significant time and effort to accomplish. As described earlier, the 'connector' module yields a RAR artifact containing a JCA connector that uses 'xmlBinding' classes to... (more)

An Introduction to Maven - Part II

In part one of this article we discussed the core competencies of Maven and how it fits into application development and build management. Now we'll delve into some of the practicalities in exercising Maven using a practical example that will walk you through some of the common tasks encountered in typical project development and how they can be done using Maven. Downloading & Installing Maven The latest version of Maven 2 can be downloaded at, Maven's official site. When this article was written, Maven 2.0.6 was the latest version available. ... (more)

An Introduction to Maven - Part I

Maven is a promising application development lifecycle management framework coming from Apache's armory of open source tools. Maven was originally developed as a framework to manage and mitigate the complexities of building the Jakarta Turbine project and soon became a core entity of the Apache Software Foundation project. Without a uniform application development lifecycle management framework, different development teams would create their own build frameworks with varying flavors and complexity and this tendency would only proliferate as more and more new projects get develop... (more)