Archetype for generating a Java 8/Junit 4 Maven project
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Java 8 / JUnit 4 Quickstart

This is a Maven Archetype for starting a Java 8 project using JUnit 4. It includes the following:

  • Configured to compile against Java 1.8
  • Uses JUnit 4.12
  • Provides a project readme via a
  • Automatically creates source and JavaDoc JARs when running package
  • Configures site to use the more modern Fluido skin
  • Provides a starter end-user page via a Markdown template in src/site/markdown/
  • Fixes warnings that Maven generates by default


To create a new project using this archetype:

$ mvn archetype:generate -B -DarchetypeGroupId=org.spilth -DarchetypeArtifactId=java8-junit4-quickstart -DgroupId=com.example -DartifactId=helloworld -Dversion=1.0.0
$ cd helloworld
$ mvn package site
$ open target/site/index.html

For a less verbose way to use this archetype please check out savant.