Maven plugins 

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August 26, 2009 02:44:56    Last update: January 09, 2010 21:51:45
In Maven, all work is done by plugins. Without plugins, maven is just an empty shell. Plugins define goals that attach to build phases. Plugins expand available packaging types.

For example, compilation is done by the compiler plugin; unit tests are executed by the surefire plugin.

Plugins are documented here: http://maven.apache.org/plugins/
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