Maven Crash Course: Step-by-Step Introduction for Beginners
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The Maven Crash Course is designed to cut academic theory to just the key concepts and focus on basics tasks in Maven in order to be productive quickly. The lessons and examples provided are delivered in a step-by-step, detailed way to ensure mastery of the skills and topics covered.
Introduction walks through the course goals, approach and then define Maven.
After just a little bit of Theory in Core Concepts, we step through Maven Installation on Windows and Mac OS X.
In Setup and Getting Help, we cover how to ask for help in Maven. We also download the course working files on GitHub.
After the setup and installation of Maven, we get hands-on in Getting Started as we create our first Maven project -- keeping it simple with a minimal demo. Maven Basics covers additional concepts. The concepts are continued in Beyond the Basics as we look into dependencies, repositories and plugins within Maven. Then we improve our project by Unit Testing -- where we add JUnit tests, deal with (and avoid) testing failures. Finally, the last section of the main part of this course is dedicated to running Maven within Eclipse using the M2Eclipse plugin.
During the entire course, we get into a habit of saving our changes periodically using Git source control.
Finally, the Bonus section provides some extra lessons to compliment the course and add value. These lesson are non-critical and thus don't belong in the main part of the course.
Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas. Since few like slide-ware presentations, slide-presentations are kept to a minimum (about 20 minutes).
Over 2 hours of Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated.
At the end of each section containing command line interaction, Command Listing lectures that serve as reference and reminder of the commands used in the previous lecture(s). Each Command Listing includes the exact listings used in the previous lectures. All commands used in this course are available through the Command Listing lectures.
The Quizzes at the end of each section reinforce the key concepts by testing your newly learned knowledge throughout the course.
Project files and examples are all available on GitHub.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
This lecture provides an introduction to this course by listing the course objectives and goals.
This lecture provides a simple definition of Maven, including enumerating some key features.
This lecture describes the reasons the instructor will start with the command-line / terminal with Maven instead of using a graphical client.
|Section 2: Core Concepts|
Core Concepts Overview and Convention over Configuration
Dependency Resolution and the Maven Artifact Repository
Life-cycles, Phases and Goals, and Plugins
|Quiz 1||5 questions|
Test concepts learned in the Course Introduction and Core Concepts sections of this course.
|Section 3: Installation|
Maven Installation on Windows
Maven Installation on Mac OS X
|Section 4: Setup and Getting Help|
Getting Help with Maven
Download Project files from GitHub
|Section 5: Getting Started: The Minimal Maven Project|
Minimal Project Setup and First Run
Adding Java Source to the Project
Goals, Phases and Life-cycles in Action
Minimal Project Clean Up
Getting Started Commands
|Section 6: Maven Basics: A Simple Maven Project|
Download Helper Script (Optional)
Standard Directory TemplatePreview
Adding the Java SourcePreview
Project Metadata, Improving the Project POM
Build Settings - Changing the Final Name
Local Maven Repository
Maven Basics Clean up
Maven Basics Commands
Maven Basics Quiz
|Section 7: Beyond the Basics: Dependencies and Plugins|
Project Words Setup
Reviewing the Project Target Directory
Local Maven Repository
Dependency Graph (Dependency Plugin)
Update Project to Target Java 8 (Compiler Plugin)
Beyond the Basics Clean Up
Beyond the Basics Commands
|Section 8: Unit Testing|
Adding the Unit test source for Java project
Unit Test Dependency, Test Scope, and Running Tests
Failing Unit Tests
Skipping Unit Test via Command Line
Skipping Unit Tests via Configuration (POM)
Reporting Unit Test Results
Unit Testing Section Clean Up
Unit Testing Commands
|Quiz 3||4 questions|
Quiz covering dependency management, plugins and unit testing.
|Section 9: Installing Eclipse and Configuration on Windows|
Install Eclipse on Windows
Maven Configuration in Eclipse (on Windows)
|Section 10: Installing Eclipse and Configuration on Mac OS X|
Tweak System Security (Install Anywhere)
Install Eclipse on Mac OS X
Maven Configuration for Eclipse (Mac OS X)
Installing Eclipse on Mac Commands
|Section 11: Using Maven with Eclipse|
Create a New Maven Project in Eclipse
Adding Java Source and Building within Eclipse
Importing An Existing Maven Project
Project Object Model within Eclipse
Eclipse with Maven Quiz
|Section 12: Bonus: Miscellaneous Maven Tricks|
Jump-start Your Project using Maven Archetypes
Maven Tricks Commands
|Section 13: Special Offers|
Bonus: Exclusive Student Discounts