Creating a simple Java Web project with Maven tutorial -- Part 3 with eclipse
The part-1 and part-2 built the simpleWeb war file outside eclipse using Maven. In this post, let's cover how eclipse interacts with Maven.
Step 1: start up your eclipse and verify if it has m2e (Maven to Eclipse) plugin. Click on Help --> About Eclipse
Step 2: Eclipse needs to know where your Maven settings.xml file is so that it can access your local repository. Click on Window --> Preferences --> Maven --> User Settings.
Step 3: You can import any Maven artifact into eclipse. That is with a pom.xml file. Click on File --> Import, and select "Existing Maven Projects" from within Maven.
Step 4: Browse and select your simpleWeb project.
Step 5: You can now work within eclipse.
Step 6: Go to your DOS command prompt, and then run mvn eclipse:eclipse from the simpleWeb folder.
Step 7: Now come back to eclipse and select simpleWeb and press F5 to refresh the project. You should now see the referenced libraries read from your pom.xml file.
Step 8: You can now run within eclipse by right-clicking on simpleWeb and then selecting RunAs and then Maven clean, Maven install, Maven test, etc. Alternatively, select "Maven build" and eneter a goal to execute like "package".