Course Development with Maven

In the course Maven Development participants will learn the skills and knowledge needed to use Maven as an automated build and dependency management tool.

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  • Course Development with Maven : Content

    Maven Intro

    The course starts with an overview of the problems in project and dependency management, how Maven works and the role of Maven repositories. Explained is how Maven compares to the automatic build tool Ant.

    Maven Projects

    Next the directory structure of Maven projects and the standard life cycle are discussed. Maven projects can be created using predefined archetypes that have a certain project structure built in from the start. The role of Maven goals and plugins is also covered.

    Project Object Model

    Then the Project Object Model (POM) with pom.xml is treated. The meaning of the main entries therein such as Group, Artifact and Version are discussed and also a more complex structure with multiple pom files and pom inheritance.


    The Maven Archetypes are also part of the program of the course Maven Development. Attention is paid to a number of commonly used archetypes. Also discussed is how you can create archetypes yourself with the Maven Archetype plugin and which are provided with a prototype POM and prototype files.


    Furthermore Maven Repositories such as the Maven Central repository, Enterprise Repositories, the Local Developer Repository and Remote Repositories are treated. The order in which Maven searches the repositories is discussed and Plugin Repositories are covered as well.

    Build Automation

    Finally attention is paid to the role of Maven in performing tests, to continuous integration and to release management with Bamboo, Team City or Jenkins.

  • Course Development with Maven : Training

    Audience Development with Maven Course

    The course Maven Development is intended for developers who use Maven for dependency management and for the automatic building and deployment of projects.

    Prerequisites Course Using Maven

    To participate in the course Maven Development knowledge of and experience with Java and XML is required.

    Realization Training Using Maven

    The theory is discussed on the basis of the presentation slides and is interspersed with exercises. Demo projects in Maven are used to clarify the concepts. The course material is in English. The course focuses on Maven version 3.

    Certification Development with Maven

    Participants receive an official certificate Development with Maven after successful completion of the course.

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  • Course Development with Maven : Modules

    Module 1 : Maven Intro

    Module 2 : Core Concepts

    Module 3 : Build Lifecycle

    Java Build Tools Intro
    Desired Features
    Ant + Ivy
    Build File with Ivy
    Ivy Dependency Management
    Build Lifecycle
    Results Matrix
    Tools Comparison
    What is Maven?
    Why Maven?
    Convention over Configuration
    Maven Directory Structure
    Project Object Model
    Maven Project Coordinates
    POM Structure
    POM Sections
    Catalog File
    What is Build Lifecycle?
    Standard Lifecycles
    Key Lifecycle Phases
    Build Phases and Goals
    Clean Lifecycle
    Default or Built Lifecycle
    Default Lifecycle Phases
    Site Generation and Reporting
    Site Lifecycle
    Site Website
    Customizing the Lifecycle
    Package-specific Lifecycles

    Module 4 : Profiles

    Module 5 : Plugins and Goals

    Module 6 : Archetypes

    Environment variables
    User-defined properties
    Filtering Resources
    Build Profiles
    What is a Build Profile?
    Project Configuration with Profiles
    Profile Activation
    Explicit Profile Activation
    Activation via Maven Settings
    Activation via Environment Variables
    Activation via Operating System
    Activation via Files
    What are Maven Plugins?
    Plugin Types
    Goals and Plugins
    Key Plugin Concepts
    Maven Antrun Plugin
    Maven Compiler Plugin
    Exec Maven Plugin
    Jetty Maven Plugin
    Eclipse Maven Integration
    Maven Checkstyle Plugin
    Findbugs Maven Plugin
    Maven PMD Plugin
    What is an Archetype?
    Different Archetypes
    Archetype Generate Command
    Maven Archetype Archetype
    Maven Archetype WebApp
    Simple J2EE Project
    Maven Archetype Simple Site
    Creating Archetypes
    Maven Archetype Plugin
    Archetype Descriptor
    Prototype POM
    Prototype Files

    Module 7 : Repositories

    Module 8 : Dependency Management

    Module 9 : Build Automation

    What is a Maven Repository?
    Enterprise Repositories
    Local Repository
    Central Repository
    Repositories in Super POM
    Remote Repository
    Maven Search Sequence
    Plugin Repositories
    Repository Management
    Deploying to Nexus with Maven
    Performing a Staged Release
    What is Dependency Management?
    Searching Dependencies
    Transitive Dependencies
    Dependency Terminology
    Dependency Scope
    Optional Dependencies
    Version Ranges
    Project Versions
    Visualizing Dependencies
    Dependency Conflicts
    Excluding Transitive Dependencies
    Handling Rapid Changes
    What is a Snapshot?
    Snapshot Dependency
    Build Automation
    Using Snapshots
    Release Management
    The Maven Release Plugin
    Developer Release Workflow
    Integration with Source Control
    Continuous Integration
    Deployment Automation
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