Here are the topics covered in the Maven Tutorial:
Applications of Maven
Maven is a very powerful automation tool loaded with many valuable and useful features. Here are some of the Maven’s most useful applications that you will learn in this Maven tutorial:
1. Huge Repository
Maven has a huge, continuously growing repository of user libraries that contains all its project jars, plugins, and other project-specific artifacts. This library can be accessed easily thereby avoiding dependencies on remote machines every time a project is built.
2. Backward Compatibility
Maven supports all the modules of a project created in any version. This means that you can easily port the modules of a project from older versions into Maven 3 and vice versa.
Why Learn Maven?
If you are into DevOps and don’t understand the fundamentals of Maven, it will be hard for you to read Jenkins’ log files. While there are a number of Maven competitors out there, many of the DevOps tasks are somewhat directly related to Maven. As a developer starting out with DevOps, this Maven tutorial will help you understand the importance of Maven.
Since Maven is primarily developed in Java, it is used for a lot of Java projects. You would require a good understanding of Java to get started with Maven.
Table of Contents
1. What is Maven?
Every application goes through a series of processes (building, compiling, documenting, etc.) which can be time-consuming if done manually. Apache Maven is a powerful build tool made especially for Java build projects which automates the entire process. In this Maven tutorial, you will learn all about the basics of Maven, how it evolved over time, its architecture and features, the steps involved in building a Maven project, the POM model, and lots more.
2. How to Install Maven on Windows and Ubuntu?
The next step in getting started with Maven is installing it on your system. This Maven tutorial will provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to install it on Windows and Ubuntu. The only prerequisite is that you will require a Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your system. This Maven tutorial will also guide you through how to install JDK on your Windows and Ubuntu systems.
3. How to Create a Maven Project in Eclipse?
Eclipse is one of the most popular integrated development environments (IDE) for Java. Since Maven is primarily used for Java projects, Eclipse is the ideal IDE that comes to mind. In this Maven tutorial, we will cover two main topics - the basics of Eclipse and how to create a Maven project in Eclipse using a demo.
4. Maven Interview Questions
With Maven gaining more popularity in the DevOps world, you will be faced with a lot of competition during any interview. No matter which level you are at in your career, we have compiled a list of questions in this Maven tutorial that will help you gain knowledge about several topics. The questions have been divided into three sections - basic, intermediate, and advanced - to help you crack any interview with ease.
Getting Started With DevOps
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