There is no exact or official solution to convert an existing Java web project to a Maven based web application project. Basically, the Maven based project conversion will involve two major changes, which is :
- Folder structure – Follow this Maven’s folder structure.
- Dependency library – Put all your dependency libraries in pom.xml file.
Steps to convert Java based –> Maven based
This guide will show you how to convert the following servlet web application to Maven based structure, and support Eclipse IDE.
Existing Java web project structure
A simple Java servlet web application , with one “
javaee.jar” dependency library