Maven allows you to implement and use custom plugins. These plugins allow additional behaviour to be bound to any phase of the Maven lifecycle.
Each Maven goal is created by implementing a MOJO (Maven Ordinary Java Object): a Java class implemented with annotations that describes how to invoke it.
The goal prefix of a plugin is derived from its artifact name. An artifact
hello-world-plugin creates a goal prefix
hello goal can then be run with
A Maven plugin is a JAR containing a
maven/plugins.xml that describes the plugin metadata. This file is generated by the