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Maven for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah

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Chapter 1. Apache Maven – Introduction and Installation

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step", Lao Tzu. Rightly so, if you are reading this sentence here, you have taken a step towards a journey of Maven with Eclipse. As part of this journey, in the very first chapter, we will introduce you to Maven and its basic architecture and then guide you through the installation process through the following subtopics:

  • Introduction to Maven
  • Maven's origin
  • Maven's principles
  • Maven's component architecture
  • Maven versus Ant
  • Downloading Maven
  • Installing Maven
  • Installing Maven on Windows
  • Installing Maven on Linux and Mac OS
  • Verifying the installation of Maven

Introduction to Maven

Apache Maven's official site states that Apache Maven, which is also ...

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