Apache Maven Quickstart Training

Course #:WA2235

Apache Maven Quickstart Training

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The Apache Maven Quickstart course helps participants understand and access the tremendous benefits and return on investment from Apache Maven.  After completing this course participants will understand how to download, install, set-up and confidently use core Maven features.  Students learn to run Maven commands both from the command line and within Eclipse.

Objectives

In this training, attendees will learn how to:

  • Download and install Maven
  • Build a project
  • Work with Maven's project directory structure, plugins, repositories, and more
  • Understand the Project Object Model (POM)
  • Build a complete web application using Maven
  • Build and activate profiles
  • Use Maven from Eclipse via the m2eclipse plugin

Prerequisites

All attendees must have core Java® and Java web programming experience.

Audience

This course is targeted to people who will use Maven to build projects.  They will typically work on projects that have already been created (i.e. existing project checked out from an SCM system), or create new projects based on a Maven archetype.  They may be expected to add dependencies to an existing project, or configure the build process by editing the project’s POM.

Duration

1 Day

Outline of Apache Maven Quickstart Training

Chapter 1. Introduction to Apache Maven

  • Build Tools for Java
  • Build Tools for Java (cont'd)
  • History of Build Tools
  • Traditional Scripting
  • 'make'
  • Problems with Make
  • Manual Build with JavaC
  • ANT
  • Pros and Cons of Ant
  • Apache Maven
  • Goals of Maven
  • What is Apache Maven?
  • What is Apache Maven (cont'd)
  • Why Use Apache Maven?
  • The Maven EcoSystem
  • Consistent Easy-to-Understand Project Layout
  • Convention Over Configuration
  • Maven is Different
  • Maven Projects have a Standardized Build
  • Effect of Convention Over Configuration
  • Importance of Plugins
  • A Key Point on Maven!
  • Summary – Key Features of Maven

Chapter 2. Installing and Running Apache Maven

  • Downloading Maven
  • Installing Maven
  • Run From Command Line
  • Running Inside an IDE
  • Settings.xml
  • Local Repository
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Getting Started With Maven

  • Terminology and Basic Concepts
  • Artifacts
  • Lifecycle
  • Default Lifecycle
  • Plugins
  • Running Maven - the Story So Far
  • Running Maven from an IDE
  • Common Goals
  • pom.xml
  • Example
  • Example (cont'd)
  • Artifact Coordinates
  • Standard Layout for Sources
  • Summary

Chapter 4. A Web Application in Maven

  • A More Complex Project
  • Putting it Together With Maven
  • Packaging the Target Artifact
  • The Source Tree
  • Dependencies
  • Transitive Dependencies
  • Dependency Scope
  • Working With Servers
  • Declaring and Configuring Plugins
  • Running the Plugin
  • Binding a Plugin Goal to the Lifecycle
  • Archetypes
  • Summary

Chapter 5. Commonly Used Plugins

  • Maven Plugins
  • Declaring and Configuring Plugins
  • Running the Plugin
  • Binding a Plugin Goal to the Lifecycle
  • Maven Surefire Test Plugin
  • Failsafe Plugin
  • Site Plugin
  • JavaDoc Plugin
  • PMD Plugin
  • Code Coverage – Cobertura
  • Summary

Chapter 6. Multi-Module Builds

  • Introduction
  • The Reactor
  • Reactor Sorting
  • Multi-Module Build by Example
  • Summary
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