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Chapter 7. Multimodule Enterprise Project


In this chapter, we create a multimodule project that evolves the examples from Chapters 5 and 6 into a project that uses the Spring Framework and Hibernate to create both a simple web application and a command-line utility to read data from the Yahoo! Weather feed. The simple-weather code developed in Chapter 4 will be combined with the simple-webapp project defined in Chapter 5. In the process of creating this multimodule project, we’ll explore Maven and discuss the different ways it can be used to create modular projects that encourage reuse.

Downloading This Chapter’s Example

The multimodule project developed in this example consists of modified versions of the projects developed in Chapters 4 and 5, and we are not using the Maven Archetype plugin to generate this multimodule project. We strongly recommend downloading a copy of the example code to use as a supplemental reference while reading the content in this chapter. Without the examples, you won’t be able to recreate this chapter’s example code. This chapter’s example project may be downloaded with the book’s example code at or Unzip this archive in any directory, and then go to the ch07/ directory. In the ch07/ directory, you will see a directory named simple-parent/ that contains the multimodule Maven project developed in this chapter. In the simple-parent/ project ...

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