1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 15, 2016 11:24 AM by Matous Jobanek

    Maven dependency in getting started guide

    Alvaro Esteban Pedraza Newbie

      Hi, I'm just learning about Arquillian an this is my first post. I was just watching the getting started guide and has this dependency:

      <dependencyManagement>
           <dependencies>
                <dependency>
                     <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian</groupId>
                     <artifactId>arquillian-bom</artifactId>
                     <version>#{site.components['arquillian-core'].latest_version}</version>
                     <scope>import</scope>
                     <type>pom</type>
                </dependency>
          </dependencies>
      
      </dependencyManagement>
      

       

      My questions are: what is exactly a bom package? what is the version el expression?

      Thanks in advance for your answers.

        • 1. Re: Maven dependency in getting started guide
          Matous Jobanek Novice

          Hi,

          BOM is a abbreviation of Bill Of Materials. BOM basically defines the versions of all the artifacts that should be used in the project - BOM itself doesn't fetch any dependency, it only manages versions of artifacts defined in the dependency part. If you set a BOM in your pom.xml file, then you don't need to specify versions of artifacts that are managed by the BOM.

          More information about the dependency management can be found here: Maven – Introduction to the Dependency Mechanism

          As for the el expression - it seems that this page hasn't been generated correctly (we will try to regenerate it ASAP) - there should be the last version of arquillian-core which is 1.1.11.Final. Thanks for letting us know