Create a new Java project using maven
Creating new Java project happens somehow often, but remember to add the pom.xml file is always something I forget. Of course, after creating this I will remember but in case you don't remember how, or you do not know how here's two simple ways on how to create a Java project using maven:
- The first method, (non-geeky?) is using the UI
- The second method, is by using the command line
The UI method
First, let's start by creating a new Project:
Name your project and location:
This creates the basic structure:
Adding Maven / pom.xml
Now, let's make this project a Maven project. Right-click on the Project name in the "breadcrumb" section, then select "Add Framework Support..."
Select, Maven and click OK
Now we have a pom file that looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd"> <modelVersion>4.0.0<modelVersion> <groupId>groupId<groupId> <artifactId>MyProject<artifactId> <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT<version> </project>
This pom file needs some love!
Simply change the "groupId", "artifactId" and "version" tags, example:
<groupId>com.bookofzeus.app</groupId> <artifactId>BookOfZeusApp</artifactId> <version>0.0.1</version>
At this point now you can create new files in the src/main folder and create some test that goes with it.
The Command line method
Another way to (very) easily build a maven project is using the command line tool.
mvn archetype:generate \ -DgroupId=com.bookofzeus.app \ -DartifactId=BookOfZeusApp \ -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart \ -DinteractiveMode=false
The "archetypeArtifactId" means what archetype to use to create the initial structure of the project
The interactiveMode means:
true if Maven should attempt to interact with the user for input, false if not. Defaults to true
This will create everything you need, including a sample script!
./src ./src/main ./src/main/java ./src/main/java/com ./src/main/java/com/bookofzeus ./src/main/java/com/bookofzeus/app ./src/main/java/com/bookofzeus/app/App.java ./src/test ./src/test/java ./src/test/java/com ./src/test/java/com/bookofzeus ./src/test/java/com/bookofzeus/app ./src/test/java/com/bookofzeus/app/AppTest.java ./pom.xml
Notes: You might want to change the jUnit version from the pom.xml file.