Have you ever created a Java project and then realized you need to add a dependency to the project? There are two ways you can use to add a dependency to a Java project. The two ways include changing your project to a Maven or Gradle project.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert a Java project into a Maven project in IntelliJ.
Create a Java project
To create a Java project, open IntelliJ IDEA and select File > New Project. On the window that opens, enter the project name in the section labeled Name. Next, select Java in the section labeled Language. Since you want to create a Java project, select IntelliJ in the section labeled Build system.
The following image shows the details of the Java project.
Finally, click on the Create button to create the Java project.
Convert Java project into a Maven project
Once you have created a Java project, you don’t have to create a new project to convert it to a Maven project. IntelliJ provides a simple way to do this.
As a result, right-click on the project then select Add Framework Support. The following image shows how to do this.
On the window that opens, select Maven then click the OK button
This creates a template of the Maven project and opens the pom.xml file. You can now add your dependencies to this file.
In this tutorial, you have learned how to convert a Java project into a Maven project using IntelliJ. In the next tutorial, you will learn how to convert a Java project into a Gradle project in IntelliJ. In the meantime, you can read more tutorials like this in the blog section.