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.