About POM

Project Object Model (pom)

  • POM Stands for Project Object Model.Β 
  • POM is the fundamental unit in Maven.
  • POM is an XML file that contains information about the project and configuration details used by Maven to build the project.
  • POM contains default values for projects like build directory, which is target; the source directory, which is src/main/java; the test source directory, which is src/test/java; and so on.
  • In MAVEN 1, name of the pom file is “project.xml”, in MAVEN2 it was renamed to pom.xml.
  • When we execute MAVEN project then MAVEN will look for the project configurations in pom.xml file and gets the needed things and executes the project. Β 

In Building MAVEN Projects, pom.xml file contains the following configurations.
1. Project Description
2. Repository
3. Dependency Management
4. Project Inheritance
5. Build Configuration
6. Build Profiles

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