Apache Maven best practices

Applies best practices to Maven POMs.

Recipe source

  • groupId: org.openrewrite
  • artifactId: rewrite-maven
  • version: 8.17.1
This recipe is composed of more than one recipe. If you want to customize the set of recipes this is composed of, you can find and copy the GitHub source for the recipe from the link above.


This recipe has no required configuration parameters and comes from a rewrite core library. It can be activated directly without adding any dependencies.
Maven POM
Maven Command Line
Moderne CLI
  1. 1.
    Add the following to your pom.xml file:
  1. 2.
    Run mvn rewrite:run to run the recipe.
You will need to have Maven installed on your machine before you can run the following command.
mvn -U org.openrewrite.maven:rewrite-maven-plugin:run -Drewrite.activeRecipes=org.openrewrite.maven.BestPractices
You will need to have configured the Moderne CLI on your machine before you can run the following command.
mod run . --recipe BestPractices


Recipe List
Yaml Recipe List
name: org.openrewrite.maven.BestPractices
displayName: Apache Maven best practices
description: Applies best practices to Maven POMs.
- org.openrewrite.maven.cleanup.ExplicitPluginGroupId
- org.openrewrite.maven.cleanup.ExplicitPluginVersion
- org.openrewrite.maven.cleanup.PrefixlessExpressions
- org.openrewrite.maven.OrderPomElements

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