Apache Maven is a project comprehension and management software tool. It's based around a project object model concept, or POM. Maven is designed to manage the build, documentation, and reporting of... a project from its central hub of information.
Maven can be used in the following three ways:
The use-related information is optimized for people building projects that use Maven. These resources include a ten minute test that functions as a tutorial, giving an overview of Maven's main features in an easy ten minutes. There's also a plugin list for specific information on each Maven plugin.
The extend-related information is designed for people who want to create a Maven plugin to accompany their own toolset or project. There's also information available for people who might or might not be interested in using Maven, but who are interested in publishing project data in Maven's central repository.
The contribute-related information is for people who want to get involved with Maven. Maven is an open source software with a community that welcomes contribution and innovation. Developers and those interested in contributing to the core Maven project will benefit from this information.
There's a variety of support available for Maven. There's a wiki along with a mailing list archive that stores information on previously-solved problems. There's also an issue tracker with the same function. If the problem hasn't been seen before, you can subscribe to the Maven Users mailing list to receive answers. Maven developers are also available to contact using IRC.
There are a few system requirements to run Maven. While there's no minimum memory requirement or operating system requirement, Maven requires a downloaded Java Development Kit. Maven is also distributed in twelve different download formats, so you can choose the one that best suits your operating system.
Maven is run using a unique syntax that's easy to learn. To build projects, you have to familiarize yourself with the syntax commands and the way to execute them. The Maven website has comprehensive tutorials for use, as well as project examples and troubleshooting tips for when things don't go as planned. Read moreless