Developer.com: Taking the Maven 2 Plunge

“Make was quite a handy tool in its day. Ant has revolutionized
automated builds. Maven has taken build transparency and automated
development and deployment to a whole new level. If you haven’t
caught the Maven bug yet, it’s time to take a deeper look now that
the next generation–Maven 2–is available. If you’re already
working with Maven but are interested in M2, scroll down a little
and get started!

“If you hang out with the types of developers I hang out with,
you have probably come into contact with a John at some point. John
is a friend and coworker–a mentor, as a matter of fact. One word
can sum up his reaction the first time I introduced him to Ant
several years ago. Why…?”