internetnews.com: Apache's Maven Comes of Age
Jul 16, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"One of the most critical parts of Java development is
understanding the complete state of a development effort as quickly
as possible. That's the goal of Apache's Maven project, which
released its milestone 1.0 release this week.
"'Maven has a long history of pushing out beta after beta, so
this is definitely an important release,' Jason Van Zyl, Maven
architect release manager, told internetnews.com. 'For users it
means that they will have something reliable now for their
"Maven defines itself as a project-management and
project-comprehension tool. Its project object model (POM) controls
the development and management of a project. The POM controls
builds, document creation, site publication and distribution
publication and can be stored in an XML file..."