Maven IntelliJ IDEA IDE Integration


IntelliJ IDEA has inbuild support for Maven. We're using IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 11.1 in this example.

Some of features of IntelliJ IDEA are listed below

  • You can run Maven goals from IntelliJ IDEA.

  • You can can view the output of Maven commands inside the IntelliJ IDEA using its own console.

  • You can update maven dependencies within IDE.

  • You can Launch Maven builds from within IntelliJ IDEA.

  • IntelliJ IDEA does the dependency management automatically based on Maven's pom.xml.

  • IntelliJ IDEA resolves Maven dependencies from its workspace without installing to local Maven repository (requires dependency project be in same workspace).

  • IntelliJ IDEA automatic downloads required dependencies and sources from the remote Maven repositories.

  • IntelliJ IDEA provides wizards for creating new Maven projects, pom.xml

Following example will help you to leverage benefits of integrating IntelliJ IDEA and Maven.

Create a new project in IntelliJ IDEA

We'll import Maven project using New Project Wizard.

  • Open IntelliJ IDEA.

  • Select File Menu > New Project Option.

  • Select import project from existing model.

New Project in IntelliJ IDEA, step 1.
  • Select Maven option

New Project in IntelliJ IDEA, step 2.
  • Select Project location, where a project was created using Maven. We've create a Java Project consumerBanking.See Maven Creating Project to see how to create a project using Maven.

New Project in IntelliJ IDEA, step 3.
  • Select Maven project to import.

New Project in IntelliJ IDEA, step 4.
  • Enter name of the project and click finish.

New Project in IntelliJ IDEA, step 5.

Now, you can see the maven project in IntelliJ IDEA.Have a look at consumerBanking project external libraries.You can see that IntelliJ IDEA has added Maven dependencies to its build path under Maven section.

Maven project in IntelliJ IDEA.

Build a maven project in IntelliJ IDEA

Now, Its time to build this project using capability of IntelliJ IDEA.

  • Select consumerBanking project.

  • Select Buid menu > Rebuild Project Option

You can see the output in IntelliJ IDEA Console

4:01:56 PM Compilation completed successfully

Run Application in IntelliJ IDEA

  • Select consumerBanking project.

  • Right click on to open context menu.

  • select Run App.main()

Maven project in IntelliJ IDEA.

You will see the result in IntelliJ IDEA Console.

"C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\bin\java"
C:\Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 11.1.2\bin"
-classpath "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\charsets.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\deploy.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\javaws.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\jce.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\jsse.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\management-agent.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\plugin.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\resources.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\rt.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\ext\dnsns.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\ext\localedata.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\ext\sunjce_provider.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\ext\sunmscapi.jar;
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\jre\lib\ext\sunpkcs11.jar
C:\Program Files\JetBrains\
IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 11.1.2\lib\idea_rt.jar" 
Hello World!

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