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Spring MVC 4 Quickstart Maven Archetype


The project is a Maven archetype for Spring MVC 4 web application.

Generated project characteristics

  • No-xml Spring MVC 4 web application for Servlet 3.0 environment
  • Thymeleaf, Bootstrap
  • JPA 2.0 (Hibernate/HSQLDB/Spring Data JPA)
  • MongoDB (Spring Data Mongo)
  • JUnit/Mockito
  • Spring Security 3.2


run mvn clean install to install the archetype in your local repository

Create a project

mvn archetype:generate \
    -DarchetypeGroupId=com.github.spring-mvc-archetypes \
    -DarchetypeArtifactId=spring-mvc-quickstart \
    -DarchetypeVersion=1.0.0-SNAPSHOT \
    -DgroupId=my.groupid \
    -DartifactId=my-artifactId \

Run the project

mvn test tomcat7:run

Note: No additional services are required in order to start the application. Mongo DB configuration is in place but it is not used in the code.

Creating a new project in Eclipse

  • Install the archetype in local repository with mvn install
  • Go to Preferences > Maven > Archetypes and Add Local Catalog
  • Select the catalog from file (archetype-catalog.xml)
  • Create new Maven project and select the archetype (remember so select Include snapshot archetypes).
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