Java EE 7 Maven Repository Coordinates
By reza_rahman on Jul 23, 2013
For those of us doing Java EE development with Maven (which by my own account as a former consultant is pretty much all Java EE/GlassFish adopters), getting our hands on the repository location for Java EE APIs is critically important. Fortunately, Java EE APIs have long been available via Maven central, Java EE 7 is no exception. The Java EE 7 Maven Coordinates on the GlassFish wiki is an extremely handy reference for navigating the Maven Central maze.
It also helps to know that there is a relatively well established set of guidelines for naming Java EE API Maven artifacts. Generally speaking, Java EE Maven artifacts follow this pattern:
<dependency> <groupId>[Java EE API package name]</groupId> <artifactId>[Java EE API package name]-api</artifactId> <version>[Java EE API version]</version> </dependency>
For the most part though, this is the only Maven coordinate you should need for Java EE 7 applications:
<dependency> <groupId>javax</groupId> <artifactId>javaee-api</artifactId> <version>7.0</version> </dependency>
If you are using just the Web Profile, you should use this instead:
<dependency> <groupId>javax</groupId> <artifactId>javaee-web-api</artifactId> <version>7.0</version> </dependency>
That being said, for those of you that need/want them, the GlassFish wiki outlines where you can find the Maven artifacts for just Java EE concurrency, JPA 2.1, JAX-RS 2, Servlet 3.1, EL 3.0, JMS 2, JSF 2.2, EJB 3.2, JBatch, JSON-P, WebSocket and others.
It should be pretty straightforward to use - give me a shout if you need help setting up Maven.