[Recipe] Installation and Setting Up Maven

Problem: 

Install and setup Maven in Windows and Mac.

Solution Summary: 

You can install Maven just by downloading and extracting its archive file. In Mac, you may also use Homebrew.

Prerequisites: 
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) – Latest version.
  • Set JAVA_HOME environment variable with JDK home.
Solution: 

Installing Maven in Windows

  • Download maven zip folder from apache maven website @
    https://maven.apache.org/download.cgi.
  • Extract Maven and add home folder to an environment variable M2_HOME.
  • Add M2_HOME/bin to PATH.

 

Installing Maven in Mac

In Mac also you can install Maven similar to Windows by downloading the archive from apache maven website.

 

In Mac, you may also use Homebrew (assuming you have installed Homebrew).

Just run: brew install maven

It will install latest Maven.

 

If maven is already installed using homebrew, you can upgrade to the latest version.

Just run: brew upgrade maven.

This will upgrade to the latest version. Current version (as of writing) is 3.5.3.

 

Useful Commands To Get Help

  • Check version: mvn --version
  • Get help: mvn --help
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