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10.4. The bad side of Maven

So far, we’ve discussed Maven as the tool that’s going to take the place of Ant. But as with all other things in life, it’s not all a bed of roses. Maven has its bad sides, too. Before you get too excited, just think about it. Maven has been out since 2002, and still Ant is the de facto standard for building software.

All of the people who’ve used Maven agree that it’s easy to start up with it. And the idea behind the project is amazing. But things seem to break when you need to do some of the unconventional things.


  

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