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The Well-Grounded Java Developer: Vital techniques of Java 7 and polyglot programming

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Appendix E. Java7developer—the Maven POM

This appendix covers sections of the pom.xml file that builds the java7developer project discussed in chapter 12. This appendix expands on the contents of the important parts of the pom.xml file, so you can understand the full build. Basic project information (section 12.1) and profiles (listing 12.4) are covered adequately in chapter 12, so we’ll look at these two sections of the POM here:

  • The build configuration
  • The dependencies

We’ll begin with the longest section, the build configuration.

E.1. Build configuration

The build section contains the plugins and their configuration, which you need in order to execute the Maven build lifecycle goals. For many projects, this section is quite small, because ...

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