A Maven starter for Jakarta EE projects

This short article will teach you how to kickstart a simple Jakarta EE project using a Maven archetype that includes the basic building blocks for developing an application.

The Jakarta Eclipse starter

The Jakarta EE starter is available in two flavours:

jakarta ee maven archetype
  • Also, can generate a Maven project using the org.eclipse.starter:jakartaee10-minimal archetype. To do that, from the execute the following command:
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=org.eclipse.starter -DarchetypeArtifactId=jakartaee10-minimal -DarchetypeVersion=1.1.0 -DgroupId=com.example -DartifactId=demo -Dprofile=api -Dversion=1.0.0-SNAPSHOT -DinteractiveMode=false

Next, let’s run the above command and check the outcome:

├── pom.xml
└── src
    └── main
        ├── java
        │   └── com
        │       └── example
        │           └── demo
        │               ├── ApplicationConfig.java
        │               └── resources
        │                   ├── HelloRecord.java
        │                   └── RestResource.java
        ├── resources
        │   └── META-INF
        │       └── beans.xml
        └── webapp
            └── web.xml

The built-in application includes a REST Service example:

package com.example.demo.resources;

import jakarta.ws.rs.GET;
import jakarta.ws.rs.core.MediaType;
import jakarta.ws.rs.Path;
import jakarta.ws.rs.Produces;

public class RestResource {
    public HelloRecord hello(){
        return new HelloRecord("Hello from Jakarta EE");

On the configuration side, the pom.xml has the Jakarta EE API dependency already set in pom.xml. Therefore, you will be able to use the Jakarta EE Full profile in your project and Java 17:

    . . . . .

Making the project WildFly-friendly

Firstly, to simplify the deployment and management of the application on WildFly, you can add the wildfly-maven-plugin in your pom.xml:


By adding the wildfly-maven-plugin you can deploy the Jakarta EE starter with:

mvn install wildfly:deploy

More about Maven WildFly plugin in this article: How to configure and run Maven WildFly plugin

Then, if you want your Jakarta EE starter to be a Bootable JAR application, you can add the wildfly-jar-maven-plugin in your pom.xml:

		<feature-pack-location>[email protected](org.jboss.universe:community-universe)#${version.server.bom}</feature-pack-location>

Then, you can build and start the example application with:

mvn wildfly-jar:run

Finally, you should see the application up and running in seconds:

Then, test the application as follows:

curl http://localhost:8080/hello
{"text":"Hello from Jakarta EE"}

Learn more about WildFly Bootable Jar in this article: Turn your WildFly applications in bootable JARs

Simplifying the JAX-RS example

The built-in starter uses an ApplicationConfig Class to activate JAX-RS and provide a path for your REST requests:

public class ApplicationConfig extends Application {

As a matter of fact, you can remove the above Class from the project and include the REST Mapping through the following addition in the web.xml file. For example:


The above entries, maps the jakarta.ws.rs.core.Application Servlet with the URL pattern for your REST Requests.


This article was a quick ride through the Eclipse Jakarta EE Maven archetype that provides the backbone of a sample Jakarta EE 10 application.

Source code for this article: https://github.com/fmarchioni/mastertheboss/tree/master/jakartaee/eclipse-starter