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Maven is a powerful project management tool that is based on POM (project object model). It is used for projects build, dependency and documentation.
It simplifies the build process like ANT. But it is too much advanced than ANT.
Current version of Maven is 3.
Understanding the problem without Maven
There are many problems that we face during the project development. They are discussed below:
1) Adding set of Jars in each project: In case of struts, spring, hibernate frameworks, we need to add set of jar files in each project. It must include all the dependencies of jars also.
2) Creating the right project structure: We must create the right project structure in servlet, struts etc, otherwise it will not be executed.
3) Building and Deploying the project: We must have to build and deploy the project so that it may work.
What it does?
Maven simplifies the above mentioned problems. It does mainly following tasks.
Apache Maven helps to manage
What is Build Tool
A build tool takes care of everything for building a process. It does following: