Developing your first plugin - Install Apache Maven
|This is an environment setup step and is only required the first time you write a plugin on your computer.|
Apache Maven is a tool for managing the generating, building and packaging of a project.
Maven is used to:
download the libraries required to interact with Funnelback
generate a new plugin from a Maven archetype
Before using this guide ensure that you have installed Java on your computer as outlined in part 1: setting up your development environment.
Download Apache Maven from: https://maven.apache.org/download.cgi
The binary download is distributed in two different file formats. Download either as a
Install Apache Maven by following the Apache Maven installation guide.
Make sure you follow the steps to add Maven to the
PATHenvironment variable for your operating system.
The next tutorial covers the installation of the IntelliJ IDE.