This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Maven on macOS using Homebrew.
What is Maven?
Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java projects. Maven assist in simple project setup following best practices. It assist in complex dependancy management including automatic updating of artefacts from central repositories into your local repository.
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Maven on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install maven
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Maven on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
You can validate the installation by invoking a Maven command that display the version:
$ mvn -v Apache Maven 3.6.0 (97c98ec64a1fdfee7767ce5ffb20918da4f719f3; 2018-10-24T20:41:47+02:00) Maven home: /usr/local/Cellar/maven/3.6.0/libexec Java version: 11.0.5, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-11.0.5.jdk/Contents/Home Default locale: en_GB, platform encoding: UTF-8 OS name: "mac os x", version: "10.14.5", arch: "x86_64", family: "mac"
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Maven on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.