Dave Burke thinks this is interesting: An archetype is a plugin that allows a user to create Maven projects using a defined template known as archetype. There are different archetypes for different types of projects.Archetypes are primarily available to create the following:Maven pluginsSimple web applicationsSimple projects From Creating a Maven project from Maven for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah Publisher: Packt Publishing Released: August 2014 Note Maven archetypes Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/maven-for-eclipse/27933/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Maven for Eclipse and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.