Maven Quick Start: A Fast Introduction to Maven by Example
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Maven Quick Start: A Fast Introduction to Maven by Example

A software engineer's starter guide to Apache Maven using step-by-step tutorials.
4.4 (371 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,646 students enrolled
Created by Jason Taylor
Last updated 10/2016
English
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the key concepts in Maven
  • Install and Configure Maven on Mac and Windows platforms
  • Build Java projects using Maven
  • Find and manage dependencies in Maven
  • Use Maven with Eclipse
  • Integrate Git source control with Maven projects
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Requirements
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to install software (may require admin rights)
Description

The Maven Quick Start 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.

Course Outline

Introduction walks through the course goals, approach and the core concepts of Maven.

After that, we breeze through installation of all required tools in the Quick Installation section. The full step-by-step installation process is available in the Bonus sections.

In Setup and Getting Help, we cover how to ask for help in Maven. We also download the course working files on GitHub.

With the formalities out of the way, we dive into a Maven Quick Start By Example, walking the foundational aspects of Maven using a sample application.

After the basics are covered, we explore Maven Plugins in more detail by customizing our project using them.

One of the key aspects of Maven, is how it handles Dependencies. We go deeper by adding dependencies from Maven Central and explore the role of scopes with dependencies in 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.

Finally, we will look at Using Archetypes to jump start Maven projects by using a template system.

During the entire course, we get into a habit of saving our changes periodically using Git source control.

Course Features

Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas. Since few like slide-ware presentations, slide-presentations are kept to a minimum.

Over 2 hours of Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated.

Project files and examples are all available on GitHub.

This course is fully closed captioned!

Who is the target audience?
  • Java developers
  • Developers unfamiliar with Maven
  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Managers that want an overview of Maven
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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
03:07:32
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Introduction
3 Lectures 08:11
Welcome: What's In This Course
01:59

Maven Key Concepts
04:04

Course Tools
02:08
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Quick Installation
5 Lectures 23:44
Quick Installation Overview
01:06

Quick Installation Process for Windows Users
08:30

Quick Installation Notes for Windows Users
04:18

Quick Installation Process for Mac OS X Users
06:19

Quick Installation Notes for Mac OS X Users
03:30
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Maven Quick Start By Example
16 Lectures 33:02
Quick Start Overview
01:00

The Setup: Source Control
01:17

The Setup: Project Folder
02:26

Accessing the Sample Content
00:30

Maven Lifecycles Explained
01:32

Minimal Maven Project
03:04

Update Git Repository
01:36

Directory Conventions in Maven
01:32

Standard Directory Templates Explained
02:57

Preserving Folders within Git
02:33

Adding Java Source
03:01

Building with Maven and the Target Directory
01:34

Removing the Previous Build Results
00:40

Multiple Goals
01:16

Maven Local Repository
04:18

Cleanup: Commit Changes to Git
03:46
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Maven Plugins
6 Lectures 10:58
Plugins Overview
01:14

Plugin Introduction and Documentation
02:15

The Setup: Modern Java Source
02:33

Compiler Plugin and Execution
02:52

Executing the Sample Application
00:42

Cleanup: Update Git Repository
01:22
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Dependencies
5 Lectures 09:47
Dependency Overview and Scopes Explained
02:57

Adding Dependencies
01:56

Adding Dependencies from Maven Central
02:29

Cleanup: Saving Changes in Git
00:48

Listing Project Dependencies
01:37
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Unit Testing
6 Lectures 08:06
Unit Testing Overview
00:15

Adding Unit Test Code
02:02

JUnit Dependency Update
01:52

Running Tests with Maven
01:20

Test Reports
01:11

Cleanup: Commit Changes in Git
01:26
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Maven within Eclipse
8 Lectures 17:25
Eclipse-Maven Integration Overview
00:25

Eclipse Quick Install on Windows
01:29

Eclipse Quick Install on Mac OS X
02:18

Creating a New Maven Project in Eclipse
02:34

Importing Existing Maven Projects into Eclipse
01:10

Reviewing the POM File within Eclipse
02:15

Running Maven within Eclipse
02:18

Cleanup: Git Updates
04:56
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Using Archetypes
5 Lectures 12:37
Using Archetypes Overview
00:24

Archetypes Documentation
03:50

Simple Project and Review
03:26

Generating a Project Non-Interactively
02:12

Simple Project Review and Build
02:45
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:56
Review and Final Thoughts
00:56
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Bonus: Full Installation on Windows 10
11 Lectures 37:16
Windows 10 Full Installation Overview
02:20

Platform (32 vs 64 bits)
01:25

Chrome Installation (Optional)
02:42

Git for Windows Installation
05:37

Git for Windows Help
01:10

Git for Windows Minimal Configuration
03:18

Notepad++ Installation
05:18

Notepad++ Git Integration
04:40

Java SDK (JDK) Installation
03:12

Java SDK (JDK) Configuration
02:54

Maven Installation
04:40
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About the Instructor
Jason Taylor
4.4 Average rating
11,760 Reviews
121,090 Students
15 Courses
Lead Software Engineer, Dev Trainer (15 courses,9k+ reviews)

With nearly 20 years of programming and software development experience, I started out teaching myself programming while in High School. I put myself through college working for a local Internet Service Provider as a programmer. Before finishing college, I developed and sold an award winning website to a Dot-Com start-up. After college, I have worked at several companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises focusing on Java and client-side technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Throughout my career, I have opportunity to learn many software development best practices and exposure to several version control systems.