Apache Maven Quickstart Training

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Course Description

 
The Apache Maven Quickstart course helps participants understand and access the tremendous benefits and return on investment from Apache Maven. After completing this course participants will understand how to download, install, set-up and confidently use core Maven features. Students learn to run Maven commands both from the command line and within Eclipse.
Course Length: 1 Days
Course Tuition: $470 (US)

Prerequisites

All attendees must have core Java and Java web programming experience.

Course Outline

 

Chapter 1. Introduction to Apache Maven

  • Build Tools for Java
  • Build Tools for Java (cont'd)
  • History of Build Tools
  • Traditional Scripting
  • 'make'
  • Problems with Make
  • Manual Build with JavaC
  • ANT
  • Pros and Cons of Ant
  • Apache Maven
  • Goals of Maven
  • What is Apache Maven?
  • What is Apache Maven (cont'd)
  • Why Use Apache Maven?
  • The Maven EcoSystem
  • Consistent Easy-to-Understand Project Layout
  • Convention Over Configuration
  • Maven is Different
  • Maven Projects have a Standardized Build
  • Effect of Convention Over Configuration
  • Importance of Plugins
  • A Key Point on Maven!
  • Summary – Key Features of Maven

Chapter 2. Installing and Running Apache Maven

  • Downloading Maven
  • Installing Maven
  • Run From Command Line
  • Running Inside an IDE
  • Settings.xml
  • Local Repository
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Getting Started With Maven

  • Terminology and Basic Concepts
  • Artifacts
  • Lifecycle
  • Default Lifecycle
  • Plugins
  • Running Maven - the Story So Far
  • Running Maven from an IDE
  • Common Goals
  • pom.xml
  • Example
  • Example (cont'd)
  • Artifact Coordinates
  • Standard Layout for Sources
  • Summary

Chapter 4. A Web Application in Maven

  • A More Complex Project
  • Putting it Together With Maven
  • Packaging the Target Artifact
  • The Source Tree
  • Dependencies
  • Transitive Dependencies
  • Dependency Scope
  • Working With Servers
  • Declaring and Configuring Plugins
  • Running the Plugin
  • Binding a Plugin Goal to the Lifecycle
  • Archetypes
  • Summary

Chapter 5. Commonly Used Plugins

  • Maven Plugins
  • Declaring and Configuring Plugins
  • Running the Plugin
  • Binding a Plugin Goal to the Lifecycle
  • Maven Surefire Test Plugin
  • Failsafe Plugin
  • Site Plugin
  • JavaDoc Plugin
  • PMD Plugin
  • Code Coverage – Cobertura
  • Summary

Chapter 6. Multi-Module Builds

  • Introduction
  • The Reactor
  • Reactor Sorting
  • Multi-Module Build by Example
  • Summary

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