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Introduction to Apache Maven 2

Sing Li (, Author, Wrox Press
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Sing Li is a consultant and an active author with more than two decades of industry experience. He has contributed to Professional Apache Geronimo, Beginning JavaServer Pages, Professional Apache Tomcat 5, Pro JSP - Third Edition, Early Adopter JXTA, Professional Jini, Beginning J2ME: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition, Professional Apache Geronimo, and numerous other books. Sing also writes for technical magazines and participates in open source communities. He is an evangelist of the open source, VOIP, and P2P movements. You can reach Sing at

Summary:  Modern software projects are no longer solely monolithic creations of single local project teams. With the increased availability of robust, enterprise-grade open source components, today's software projects require dynamic collaboration among project teams and often depend on a mix of globally created and maintained components. Now in its second generation, the Apache Maven build system -- unlike legacy build tools created before the Internet-enabled era of global software development -- was designed from the ground up to take on these modern challenges. This tutorial gets you started with Maven 2.

Date:  19 Dec 2006
Level:  Intermediate

Activity:  152623 views

Installing the Maven 2.x Plug-in for Eclipse 3.2

If you use the Eclipse IDE for your daily development, you should download and install the Maven 2.x Plug-in for Eclipse. This plug-in facilitates your work with Maven projects within the IDE. See Resources for project information on this plug-in.

You can use Eclipse's software update wizard to install the Maven 2.X Plug-in for Eclipse:

  1. From Eclipse's Help menu, select Software Updates>Find and Install....

  2. Select Search for new features to install and click Next. You'll see the update sites wizard, shown in Figure 9:

    Figure 9. Eclipse update sites wizard
    Eclipse update site wizard

  3. Click the New Remote Site button.

  4. In the pop-up dialog, enter the Maven 2.x Plug-in for Eclipse updates site, as shown in Figure 10:

    Figure 10. Eclipse new remote site entry
    Eclipse new remote site entry

  5. Select the plug-in for installation and let the installation wizard restart the workspace. After the restart, you are ready to use the features of the Maven Plug-in for Eclipse.

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Zone=Java technology, Open source
TutorialTitle=Introduction to Apache Maven 2