Here is a first video tutorial about Maven, under DOS.
First i create a project based on the maven-archetype-quickstart archetype with the following command and arguments :
mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId=com.company.celinio -DartifactId=FirstTuto -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DinteractiveMode=false
Archetypes are sort of templates of projects.
This command creates a folders structure and a basic Java class App.java that displays the classic “Hello World!”. It also creates a JUnit test class named AppTest.java .
The groupId corresponds to the name of the package
The artifactId corresponds to the name of the project.
Regarding the terminology, archetype is called a plugin and generate is called a goal.
Then i compile the project and run the test.
mvn compile mvn test
The compiled classes are generated in the target folder.
Link to the video tutorial : http://www.celinio.net/tutorials/iframe.htm