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Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information. It is an ideal tool to build a web application project and such projects can use the Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin to run the web application in development mode.

Maven can be used both to build embedded jetty appliations and standards based webapplications.


To understand the basic operations of building and running against jetty, first review:

Embedded Jetty with Maven

Maven uses convention over configuration, so it is best to use the project structure as recommended by maven. Archetypes can be used to quickly setup maven projects, but for this tutorial, we will setup the structure manually:

mkdir JettyMavenHelloWorld
cd JettyMavenHelloWorld
mkdir -p src/main/java/org/example

The HelloWorld class

Use an editor to create the file src/main/java/org/example/ with the following contents:

package org.example;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import org.eclipse.jetty.server.Server;
import org.eclipse.jetty.server.Request;
import org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.AbstractHandler;
public class HelloWorld extends AbstractHandler
    public void handle(String target,
                       Request baseRequest,
                       HttpServletRequest request,
                       HttpServletResponse response) 
        throws IOException, ServletException
        response.getWriter().println("<h1>Hello World</h1>");
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception
        Server server = new Server(8080);
        server.setHandler(new HelloWorld());

The POM descriptor

The pom.xml file declares the project name and it's dependencies. Use and editor to create the file pom.xml with the following contents:

Standard Web app with Jetty and Maven

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