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June 29, 2014

Maven - Change Local Repository Location


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A repository in Maven is used to hold build artifacts and dependencies of varying types. There are strictly only two types of repositories: local and remote. The local repository refers to a copy on your own machine that is a cache of the remote downloads and also contains the temporary build artifacts that have not yet been released.

When installing Maven, the local repository is located under a default location. The following tutorial shows how you can change the location of this local repository on Windows.

June 28, 2014

Maven - Download & Install Maven 3.2 on Windows


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Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java projects. Maven addresses two aspects of building software: First, it describes how software is built, and second, it describes its dependencies. Maven uses conventions for the build procedure, and only exceptions need to be written down.

Maven is built using a plugin-based architecture that allows it to make use of any application controllable through standard input. The following tutorial will show you how to download, install and configure Apache Maven 3.2.2 on Windows.

Java - Download & Install JDK 1.6 on Windows


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Java is a computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based and object-oriented. It was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.

Java is currently owned by the Oracle Corporation which acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. Following tutorial will show you how to setup and configure Java 1.6 on your Windows computer so you can develop and run Java code.