Igor Khromov blog

Create a simple Maven project with IntelliJ IDEA

1.1. Open IDEA and select “Create New Project”.

1.2. Select the project type.

In the left-side menu select “Maven” and click Next.

1.3. Set GropId, ArtifactId, and Version.

The GroupId is a name that used to uniquely identify your project between all other projects, the good example of GroupId is org.apache.maven.

The ArtifactId is a name of *.jar file without version. In most cases, this is a word (formed with lowercase letters) without special symbols.

The Version in most cases consists of three parts: MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. For more details and best practises, please visit https://semver.org/.

So in this example, we will use:

  • GroupId: com.igorkhromov
  • ArtifactId: simple-maven-project
  • Version: 1.0.0

Click Next.

1.3. Name the project and set the project location.

In this example, we can set the name like simple-maven-project and home user dir for project location like ~/blog/simple-maven-project.

Click Finish.

1.4. Set Java version in Maven

It’s a good idea to tell to Maven what Java version (1.8 for this example) should be used in a project. For this reason, we can use maven-compiler-plugin with configuration section:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">




Congratulations, you are done!

1.5. Github repository with example

Github: https://github.com/xrom888/blog_simple-maven-project-idea

To clone the repository in current dir, run in terminal:

git clone git@github.com:xrom888/blog_simple-maven-project-idea.git