Essential JavaEE 7 pom.xml …With 21 LoC

Maven properties make the explicit declaration of compile and war plugins obsolete and shrink a JavaEE 7 pom.xml to 21 lines of XML:

<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""

Start with the minimum, everything else is over engineering, sometimes even "Cargo Cult Programming":

"Cargo cult programming is a style of computer programming that is characterized by the ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose."

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Thanks Arend v. Reinersdorff for the idea!

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