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Debugging Maven Mojo Plugin Sources Becomes Very Easy Using NetBeans 8

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Debugging Maven Mojo Plugin Sources Becomes Very Easy Using NetBeans 8

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Sometime it happens that when you configure a Maven mojo plugin, the given configuration doesn't apply or doesn't work as expected. To investigate the problem it would be very useful to debug the mojo plugin sources. 

Using NetBeans 8 this becomes easier than ever.

  1. Go the output panel of the Maven build
  2. Open the build overview
  3. Open the context menu of a Maven mojo goal
  4. Choose "Debug Plugin Mojo Source"

NetBeans now downloads the sources of the mojo from the external maven repo, starts the debugger and waits within the execute-method of the mojo. Now you can debug the plugin and see what is wrong.


NetBeans 8 introduces some more nice features for Maven. Have a look at the "New and Noteworthy" page http://wiki.netbeans.org/NewAndNoteworthyNB80#Maven_2

You can download NetBeans at https://netbeans.org/

For reference: https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219402https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201754

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