Maven Essentials

Building Management



1 Day

Course Overview

Working with Maven is a one day, in-depth Maven and build management training course that provides students with a solid introduction to Maven and how it can be used within the context of software development processes and practices.

Course Objectives

Working within in a dynamic, learning environment, guided by our expert Maven team, attendees will:

  • Be introduced to the concept of build management
  • Review each of the major options for build management:
    • o None
    • o IDEs
    • o Ant
    • o Maven
  • Relate the strengths and weaknesses of each of these options to student experience and projects
  • Understand what Maven brings to the table
  • Examine what is meant by dependency management and how Maven addresses that
  • Work with the primary components for Maven
  • Work from the command line
  • Work from tooling
  • Work with complex, highly interdependent projects

Throughout the course, students will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive lab exercises and review.

Course Prerequisites

This is an intermediate- level course, designed for project leaders, quality analysts, and developers. No specific prerequisites are assumed. Knowledge of current development processes is beneficial.

Course Agenda

Session: Build Management


Lesson: Build Management

  • Overview of Build Management and Continuous Integration Concepts
  • Why Build Management and why Maven?
  • Maven From the Command Line

Lesson: Maven Basics

  • Origins and Philosophy of Maven
  • Model for Projects
  • Inheritable and Transitive Properties
  • Plugins
  • Project Object Model (POM)
  • Maven Lifecycle
  • Maven Dependency Mechanism
  • Installing and Configuring Maven

Session: Working with Maven


Lesson: From the Command Line

  • mvn command basics
  • Architetypes
  • Local Repository
  • Validating and Cleaning Projects
  • Compile and Test goals
  • Unit Testing and Maven
  • Break
  • Package, Install and Deploy goals
  • Integration Testing and Maven

Lesson: Maven Tooling

  • Maven Integration for Eclipse
  • Installing and using m2e

Course Materials

 Our robust course materials include much more than a simple slideshow presentation handout.  Student materials include a comprehensive hard-copy course manual, complete with detailed course notes, code samples, diagrams and current reference materials, all directly related to the course at hand, indexed for ease of use. Step-by-step lab instructions, software tutorials and project descriptions are clearly illustrated and commented for maximum learning. 

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