Spring MVC application using Archetypes

The following page describes the process of creating a simple spring MVC application using an archetype. The archetype was created my me for testing purposes. All it does is print a simple message to the browser when you navigate to the application.



Access to the command prompt

The Maven page above talks about eclipse you don’t need eclipse to install and run the simple springMVC application described here.

Creating the Project

Execute the following archetype to create the spring MVC application

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=com.vermatech \
-DarchetypeArtifactId=springmvc-archetype -DarchetypeVersion=1.0-SNAPSHOT \

Answer some simple questions:

Define value for groupId: : com.test2
Define value for artifactId: : vtSpringTest
Define value for version:  1.0-SNAPSHOT: :
Define value for package:  com.test2: :
Confirm properties configuration:
groupId: com.test2
artifactId: vtSpringTest
version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT
package: com.test2
 Y: :

Running the Application in Jetty

Execute the following in the project’s folder.

mvn jetty:run

Navigate to the following url http://localhost:8080/ and you should see a Welcome page come up.

Advanced Jetty Settings

The following allows jetty to serve from a different context root. It also allows the application to be reloaded 2 seconds after a change is detected to the classes or the web.xml file.


Thats All!

This site is a collaborative effort! The complete text and sourcecode for this is available on GitHub. Corrections and enhancements are welcome, please make the change and submit a pull request in the comment area below.

3 Responses to “Spring MVC application using Archetypes”

  1. 1 J Smith
    September 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

    this did not work: mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=com.vermatech \
    -DarchetypeArtifactId=springmvc-archetype -DarchetypeVersion=1.0-SNAPSHOT \

  2. 3 Tom Bray
    May 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    should be:

    mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=org.vtechfw -DarchetypeArtifactId=springmvc-archetype -DarchetypeVersion=1.0-SNAPSHOT -DarchetypeRepository=http://www.vermatech.com/m2repo

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