A successful technology takes away burden, rather than imposing it. You don’t have to worry about whether or not it’s going to work; you don’t have to jump through hoops trying to get it to work; it should rarely, if ever, be a part of your thought process. Like the engine in your car or the processor in your laptop, a useful technology just works, in the background, shielding you from complexity and allowing you to focus on your specific task.
Maven provides such a technology for project management, and, in doing so, simplifies the process of development. To summarize, Maven is a set of standards, Maven is a repository, Maven is a framework, and Maven is software. Maven is also a vibrant, active open-source community that produces software focused on project management. Using Maven is more than just downloading another JAR file and a set of scripts, it is the adoption of a build life-cycle process that allows you to take your software development to the next level.