Maven is a build automation tool for Java projects used to keep track of building and dependencies.
SmartBear provides a maven archetype you can use in your project.
To use Maven, you need the Java Development Kit (JDK) v. 8 of Java. Regular Java Runtime Environment (JRE) will not work.
For Windows environments, some special considerations apply. See http://maven.apache.org/guides/getting-started/windows-prerequisites.html for more information.
Installation instructions for Maven are available at http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi#Installation
If you have third-party dependencies in your plugin, you need to use the Maven Assembly plugin.