Maven by Example
About the Book
An introduction to Apache Maven as formerly published as part of the book Maven: The Definitive Guide.
The book is available in HTML and PDF format at http://www.sonatype.com/resources/books/maven-by-example.
About this Project
This is the source code and build setup for the book. The content is written in asciidoc format. To edit asciidoc, use Emacs, vi, TextMate, or whatever other text editor you prefer. You can even just preview the files right in GitHub and edit them on the web interface directly.
The main file for the book is
which in turn includes a whole bunch of files named
These are all you should have to edit in terms of text content.
Additional documentation for authors and contributors to this book can be found
doc/ subdirectory of the project.
Figures and screenshots?
Put them into
The rest is taken care of by the build.
You’ll see a lot of distracting files in that
figs/orig directory. For now,
you should just ignore them. Actually, in general, you’ll notice a
number of distracting files in this project. Really, just ignore
them or contact us directly if you need something.
How to build the book
I knew you’d ask that, and here’s the simple answer:
Install dblatex and the docbook xsl style sheets
Build is known to work on Mac OS X and Ubuntu. If you use something else you might or might not end up in trouble.
Issues, Contributions, and More
This book is CC licensed (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US) and we welcome your contributions. Please file issues and send pull requests on the GitHub project.
For further questions please contact us at email@example.com.