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Course #:WA2184

Maven Training: Introduction to Apache Maven

Courseware: Available for sale

This Introduction to Apache Maven course starts by helping participants understand 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.  The most popular version of the course is taught with Eclipse but it can be delivered with any Integrated Development Environment (IDE).


In this training, attendees will learn how to:

  • Download and install Maven
  • Build a project
  • Work with Maven's 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


This course is targeted to people who will use Maven to build projects and manage product lifecycles using Maven.  They may work on projects that have already been created (i.e. existing project checked out from an SCM system), create new projects based on a Maven archetypes, or produce POM files from scratch.   Occasionally they may need to create plugins and POM files that will be referenced by other developers, and to design and manage the organization’s repositories.


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


2 Days

Outline of Maven Training: Introduction to Apache Maven

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

Chapter 7. POM Projects

  • Project Object Model (POM)
  • The overall POM structure
  • Storing POM
  • Summary

Chapter 8. Writing Plugins (Maven)

  • What is Maven Plugin
  • Example of Using a Plugin
  • Create a Custom Plugin
  • Create a Custom Plugin (cont.)
  • Plugin Management
  • Summary

Chapter 9. Creating Archetypes

  • Introduction to Maven Archetypes
  • Introduction to Maven Archetypes (cont.)
  • Using Interactive Mode to generate Goal
  • Common Maven Archetypes
  • Summary

Chapter 10. Repository Management

  • Maven's Approach to Artifacts
  • Publishing Artifacts
  • Summary of Maven's Artifact Handling
  • Repository
  • Repository Manager
  • Proxy Remote Repositories
  • Types of Artifacts
  • Release Artifacts
  • Snapshot Artifacts
  • Reasons to Use a Repository Manager
  • Repository Coordinates
  • Addressing Resources in a Repository
  • Summary

Chapter 11. Release Management

  • What is release Management?
  • Release Management with Nexus
  • Release Management with Maven
  • Summary

Lab Exercises

Lab 1. Install Maven
Lab 2. Create a Maven Project
Lab 3. Create a Web Application from an Archetype
Lab 4. Add Web Site, Static Analysis, and Code Coverage
Lab 5. A Multi-Module Project
Lab 6. Create a Standard Set of Dependencies
Lab 7. Write a Simple Maven Plugin
Lab 8. Create an Archetype
Lab 9. Create a Corporate Repository
Lab 10. Deploy to the Corporate Repository

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887