Java EE 7 only requires a minimalistic pom.xml (21 lines).
The essential pom.xml was transformed to a maven archetype (=wizard) and submitted to maven central. Now it is available under the group id:
com.airhacks and artifact id:
The archetype can be directly executed with:
mvn archetype:generate -Dfilter=com.airhacks:javaee7-essentials-archetype
See it in action:
The Java EE 7 Essentials Archetype is maintained at: https://github.com/AdamBien/javaee7-essentials-archetype.
On demand workshops: Java EE 7: Bootstrap, Effective, Testing and Microservices available for streaming.