Maven 3 How-to Generate a Java Project on Ubuntu Linux Easy Guide

June 15th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Maven 3 Create Basic Java Project

The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create a Standard Java Project Folders Structure by Maven 3 Command on Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

Inside the Guide is Included a Link for Installing and Getting-Started with Maven 3 and Eclipse IDE for Ubuntu Linux.

Maven, a Yiddish word meaning “accumulator of knowledge”, was originally started as an attempt to Simplify the Build Processes in the Jakarta Turbine project.

Maven‘s primary Goal is to allow a developer to comprehend the complete state of a development effort in the shortest period of time.

Maven’s Objectives:

  • Making the build process easy
  • Providing a uniform build system
  • Providing quality project information
  • Providing guidelines for best practices development
  • Allowing transparent migration to new features
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Maven 3 Create Basic Java Project - Open Terminal
  2. How-to Getting-Started with Latest Apache Maven on Ubuntu:

    Maven Quick-Start on Ubuntu
  3. Maven 3 Command to Create a Simple Java Web App

    mvn archetype:generate \
    -DgroupId=[yourPackagingId] \
    -DartifactId=[yourProjectName] \
    

    For Example:

    mvn archetype:generate \
    -DgroupId=com.tutorialforlinux \
    -DartifactId=myJavaPro \
    

    This should then create a Maven Project Structure like:

    .
    |-- src
    |  |-- main
    |  |  `-- java
    |  |    `-- [your project's package]  
    |  |      `-- App.java
    |  `-- test
    |    `-- java
    |      `-- [your project's package]  
    |        `-- AppTest.java
    `-- pom.xml
    
  4. Getting-Started with Java Development on Eclipse IDE for Ubuntu: Eclipse Java Quick-Start on Ubuntu

  5. How-to Integrate a Maven Java Project into Eclipse:

    Maven Eclipse Integration

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