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Maven is a plug-in based software project management tool which core features are automation of your software build, dependency management, and generating of reports and documentation.

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Private/Hiding dependencies between Maven modules

Given three project modules X, Y and Z on a Maven based project, and Y depends of Z and X of Y and X should not know that Y depends of Z, being this: X -> Y Y -> Z X -X> Z What is the best way to ...
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Microservice Architecture: Localizing core logic in a separate code base

I stepped away from a project for a few weeks. Before leaving the organization was discussing an architectural pattern for our microservices. An instance typically serves two roles in our organization....
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How, in eclipse do I work with an existing maven project in GitHub without ending up checking my .project file?

I have a maven project in GitHub that I wish to work with using eclipse. I want to keep the GitHub repository clear of any eclipse project artifacts such as the .project file. Is there a way to do ...
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Maven plugin to operate at parent and child module levels?

I have a large multi-module java/maven application where each child module is it's own java application and the root parent pom defines the standard dependencies pom.xml - parent pom - child1/pom.xml ...
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Maven project dependency management process

I'm writing what I might refer to as a Maven project dependency management process for a project I work on. Whenever a developer wants or needs to change the version number of an existing Maven ...
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Upload MIT-licensed code to maven repository [closed]

I found some java source code under MIT license on Github, but it is not included in any maven repository. I asked in issue to publish it somewhere, but nobody answered and looks like this repo is not ...
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Java/Maven and Scala/sbt projects share immutable thing

Project 1: a Java/Maven project Project 2: a Scala/sbt project Thing: generally, an immutable object instantiated in from 3rd party Java library. For example, ThingBuilder.foo("bar").build() ...
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Deploy a NodeJs (FrontEnd) and a Spring (BackEnd) project as one artefact

I have a current project which consist out of two independently developed projects: Spring REST as back end Angular as front end I do have a Jenkins instance available for building my projects and I'...
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How to depend on forked external dependencies?

Our project uses Gradle (whose dependency system is compatible with Maven IIUC). When depending on external projects, we try to depend on stable versions. Sometimes we have to depend on a ...
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Team collaboration with Maven - Java EE

For team of 6, We have spring MVC project being developed with Angular as Frontend and Spring framework as back end. From Java project build & version control aspect, Is it recommended, to not ...
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A specific project to tests

In team the most important project is called core and we have more than three projects (foo1, foo2 and foo3) that have a dependency of core. Note that change anything in core is very critical because ...
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What is a good versioning strategy to achieve 'fail fast' with chains of dependent maven submodules?

My organisation modularised their monolith into maven modules in dependencies up to four deep. Originally we used the maven plugin to auto-increment the version numbers in the pom every time someone ...
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Approach for Breaking JavaFX Application into Jars / Layers

I have developed a JavaFX 8 application backed by a BaseX database and have got to the stage where it is getting a bit too difficult to add features: so I thought the logical thing would be to break ...
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How to handle passing a DAO object with custom exceptions in java?

I have my multi module maven project with the following structure: + parent - pom.xml + model - persistents - dao - model stuff... - pom.xml + service - services - services ...
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Staging of artifacts in the build server?

Java artifacts are often staged through different "quality levels", named like alpha, beta, releaseCandidate, release etc. They enter the next stage if they have passed tests (automatic or manual ones)...
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How to test web service

I want to test my web service/web method not by using SOAP but with Junit or other framework. The first solution that I have founded is to create stub of my project and use a client to call this ...
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What is the name of the interface-implementation pattern applied to modularisation?

At work we have a project where we're pushing pieces of the monolith into modules. (A java project making smaller maven modules that we pull in via maven dependencies). The pattern we're using pushes ...
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Continuous integration - jar as part of an ear

In our company, we have large ear files to which developer groups contribute jars. This is a many-to-many relation, where each ear has 30-50 jars and some of the jars are within 10 or more ear files. ...
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Choosing between adding a maven dependency vs. copying the one class I need

My project can benefit from a bit of code from the Apache commons-math3 project. Specifically, my math heavy application would benefit from using the FastMath class which avoids using extremely ...
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Can integration tests be run asynchronously with Maven?

Because I work at a company with lots and lots of computers, I find it to be a little ironic that it takes half an hour to cut a release of the latest version of our software. The bottleneck seems ...
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How can I holistically manage a multi module multi repository application

I am writing an application that I've split into multiple jars including re-usable infrastructure libraries, each has their own versions (BOM managed) and git repositories. I'm doing this for a number ...
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How to share new features in a large multi module project [duplicate]

I have been working in large multi module projects over a period of time. One major issue I faced is, how to communicate to other teams of a new feature which they may be interested in. Consider this ...
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Should adding Maven dependencies be a separate git commit?

I implemented some CSV reading functionality to my Java program, for which I required adding a Maven dependency. Should changes to pom.xml be part of the commit for the CSV reading functionality, or ...
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Is it a good practice to build multiple web app war files from one source repo?

I have been asked to do the following: Take a project within a repo (repo has multiple projects inside) Build ant build script that will build two separate tomcat webapp war files. They are two web ...
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For which problems are dependency exclusions sensible solutions?

I've seen a few build tools in my career, and they've all had their quirks. I'm just now looking into Maven, and came across the idea of "dependency exclusions" for the first time. I honestly don't ...
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How to keep track of maven dependency updates in projects?

How do you keep track of maven dependency versions? Let's say you are using version 1.0.5 of an library. <dependency> <groupId>groupIdName</groupId> <artifactId>...
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Self-contained projects: Gradle & Maven dependencies offline

I'm trying to get a Java programming project set up in a way that it can be built completely offline just from the files in version control, on any machine, with no prerequisites to install. (Sole ...
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Splitting a big project to create a multi-module Maven project

I am working on a Spring-MVC application in which we are using Maven for dependency management. As the project is big, we are thinking of splitting the project into several parts. I had some doubts, ...
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Maven Build Lifecycle: validate

In the build lifecycle in maven, I encountered the validate phase described as validate the project is correct and all necessary information is available to complete a build 1. what are the check ...
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Organizing maven modules and spring profiles

I'm facing a design problem with Spring's profile and Maven multimodule project from which i'm building a product, as a web as application that can be customized for differents clients. For this i ...
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How to cope with very similar projects

At our company, we maintain three products, which are quite similar, in 2 Projects. All Java, using Maven for dependencies. These three products evolved out of another project, which is now a maven ...
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Is it possible to deploy a maven artifact straight to a webserver?

Say I have my project that looks like /src/main/java/... /src/main/resources/... /src/main/webapp pom.xml And I have this stored in my version control, Git/SVN etc. My artifact has a signature ...
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Do CI servers allow Maven to generate content outside target directory?

I'm maintaining a multi-module Maven project, I have a module that contains some tests, the tests run smoothly locally, but on the integration server they don't, and the logs shows only FileNotFound ...
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What is the difference between a 3rd party lib and a plugin

What is the difference between a 3rd party lib and a plugin? How do I choose what should be pushed to these repos? plugins-release-local = Your and 3rd party plugins (releases) plugins-snapshot-...
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How to monitor & record build (compile/test) time? [closed]

I work on a large-ish Java project. We are using maven as our build tool, and I use Intellij (14) as my IDE. Currently, if I build the whole project (c. 15 modules) it takes about 3 minutes. Due to ...
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How to retrieve the third-party library licenses

I am looking for a way to automatically collect all the third-party library licences that my project is using. Currently I am collecting by hand the licences on github. So far , I don't have a clear ...
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Conventions for revision control with Maven/Jenkins

For a software project I am working on, we have a 'dev => QA => production' methodology. That is, we create a release candidate (deployed to Artifactory), give it to QA (deploy to QA systems and a QA ...
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Haskell build and artifact environment similar to Maven

I used to be a Java developer for a long time, but recently, I joined a Haskell team. In the java world, if you have a large project, with several teams working on it, a common approach is to use an ...
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Sharing dependency configuration over multiple projects (Maven)

From a big SVN repository we want to switch to Maven/Gradle for handling dependencies so that programmers can work with a single project without checking out the whole thing. We are writing plugins ...
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Continuous Integration for different languages [closed]

So, I understand Continuous Integration in theory, and have used Beanstalk. However, I've been charged with creating the process at my current PHP shop. My hope was maybe PHPCI, since it looked ...
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Should jars that are only gonna be used in one project be deployed to Nexus server [closed]

I guess the title says it all. There is a debate at our firm, weather we should deploy internal jars, which are only going to be used in one specific project, to Nexus or is there any better solution? ...
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Java application structure: Horizontal vs vertical split

Having a bit of a debate about the starting project structure (using Maven/Eclipse) for a big Java application. Option 1: entities (i.e. the whole database using Hibernate classes-first) services (i....
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If a dependency is not in the maven repository should I add it to source control?

One of the jar files that I use in my code is not in the maven repository(and yes I tried to avoid using it). I have installed it locally so when I build the project it gets picked up by maven. I also ...
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Should Maven generate JAXB java code or just use Java code from source control?

We're trying to plan how to mash together a build server for our shiny new Java backend. We use a lot of JAXB XSD code generation and I was getting into a heated argument with whoever cared that the ...
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Versioning Strategy for Service Interfaces JAR

I'm building a service oriented architecture composed (mostly) of Java-based services, each of which is a Maven project (in an individual repository) with two submodules: common, and server. The ...
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Managing Maven dependencies between multiple components with multiple teams making changes

In a situation where there are multiple teams making changes to some Maven projects with dependencies between them (otherwise unrelated projects i.e. no super POM or anything like that), with each ...
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When would you choose *not* to update a third-party library to a newer version?

Using third party libraries for productivity gains in software development is common. Unfortunately, along with the library's functionality we also import its bugs. Some of them get fixed in ...
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Deploying artifacts and dependencies on another system with Maven

I am coding a Java program on my development machine. Maven packages this a myjar.jar, and I can run it from the command line using java -cp myjar.jar my.FantasticClass. It uses library somelib.jar. I ...
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Improving the Java development workflow [closed]

I will like to assist my group standardize to a reproducable Java tooling environment that aligns with some good practices to improve on our workflow. We are predominantly a .NET shop that has been ...
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How to package static content outside of web application?

Our web application has static content packaged as part of WAR. We have been planning to move it out of the project and host it directly on Apache to achieve the following objectives. It's getting ...