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Publishing your first artifact to Maven Central can be as exciting as it can be confusing. We’ll see together how to make your first time as smooth as it should be, while also making sure people can easily contribute to your open source Java libraries. Lastly, we’ll see how to craft a Maven Central-ready CI/CD pipeline via GitHub Actions.
Uploading your Java code to Maven Central is an important step towards actively contributing to the Java open source community, and it, therefore, mandates you follow a series of quite strict requirements.
Let’s go over each one of these requirements and streamline the process, shall we?
P.S., you can refer to one of the projects I published to Maven Central as a reference in case any doubts arise: https://github.com/dsibilio/badge-maker
The first thing to do is to make sure that your *groupId *matches a domain that you own or, alternatively, the domain that is used for sharing your open source project.
Assuming I own the _dsibilio.com _domain (which I don’t), and I’d be hosting my project over at GitHub, the following would all be valid groupIds:
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