Apache Maven Quickstart Training

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.
Course Details


1 day


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

Target Audience

People who will use Maven to build projects.

Skills Gained

  • 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
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Apache Maven
    • Build Tools for Java
    • 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?
    • 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!
  • Installing and Running Apache Maven
    • Downloading Maven
    • Installing Maven
    • Run From Command Line
    • Running Inside an IDE
    • Settings.xml
    • Local Repository
  • 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
    • Artifact Coordinates
    • Standard Layout for Sources
  • 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
  • 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
  • Multi-Module Builds
    • Introduction
    • The Reactor
    • Reactor Sorting
    • Multi-Module Build by Example
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $680
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jul 1, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
USD $680
Online Virtual Class
Date: Aug 12, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET