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Created by Fang on January 10, 2010 00:19:30 Last update: January 31, 2012 16:28:42
Maven is a powerful yet complex tool. When I started learning Maven, the first obstacle was, of course, its complexity. The second, was the lack of documentation that can get me off the ground quickly. This tutorial is an attempt to create a pragmatic guide that aims to get you familiar with Maven in the quickest way possible. The main theme is to get you on some hands on experience to start out and lead you through the creation of a simple Java EE project as quickly as possible. Instead of trying to give you a good read, I try to get you on the journey right away. The topics are roughly ordered by the logical sequence but you can jump around in any way...
Created by Fang on September 07, 2009 20:44:15 Last update: November 03, 2011 14:43:19
Step 1: Repackage a web app as EAR A Java EE application is a multimodule Maven project. At the very least you'll need to package a WAR and an EAR. To get started, I'll simply re-package the simple webapp as an EAR. Create a directory named javaee-app Copy the webapp from here to javaee-app . Rename struts1app to webapp . Create pom.xml under javaee-app :
<project> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>...Create a directory named ear under javaee-app . Create pom.xml under ear :
<project> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>...Modify pom.xml in the webapp directory so that it looks like this:
<project> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion> ...Build with " mvn package " in the javaee-app directory. You can see that ear-1.0.ear is successfully generated in javaee-app/ear/target . Maven successfully resolves dependencies between the sub-projects....
Created by Fang on October 28, 2011 14:49:53 Last update: October 28, 2011 14:52:19
Facelet templates can be nested, for example, a page can use a template which inherits from another template. To demonstrate this, let's start from the simple example and make these additions: Add a place holder for CSS style sheets in WEB-INF/templates/default.xhtml :
<h:head> <title>Facelets Template Demo</tit...Add a derivative template ( WEB-INF/templates/default-style.xhtml ) which provides CSS:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp...Add a page that uses the styled template ( home-style.xhtml ):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp...The only difference between this file and home.xhtml is the template being used. Compare the display of the pages home.xhtml and home-style.xhtml .
Created by Fang on August 26, 2009 02:50:20 Last update: January 10, 2010 00:22:44
You can use the Maven archetype plugin to quickly start a new Maven project from scratch:
C:\work\maven>mvn archetype:generate [INFO] S...
Created by Fang on September 07, 2009 16:39:37 Last update: September 07, 2009 18:43:04
It's easiest to use the archetype plugin to start a new Maven project. I'll use struts 1 as example since it's not in the built-in archetypes for archetype:generate . Generate a simple webapp with archetype:generate :
C:\work\maven>mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeAr...It generates a directory structure like this:
struts1app struts1app/pom.xml struts1app/src...with a simple POM:
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"...Create settings.xml in $HOME/.m2 , add Java.net repository for Java EE dependencies:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <setting...Add Java EE and Struts dependencies in pom.xml . Note that the Java EE dependency has scope provided , meaning that the web app container provides the jars, therefore we don't need to bundle them with our war fie.
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"...Create a directory named java under main , create the Struts form and...