Maven Introduction – Part 4: Maven Build LifeCycle

Maven build lifeCycle is the central concept of Maven. The sequence of phases which define the order of building and distributing artifact/project is defined with a build lifeCycle.

There are three standard lifeCycles: default, clean and site.
default handles project deployment.
clean handles project cleaning.
site handles the creation of project’s site documentation.

This tutorial will introduce these Maven build lifeCycles, relation between concepts of phases and plugin goals.

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