in a project I am involved, someone put a test class in main code. eclipse would not find the bug but mvn, not that in eclipse, would report a compile error, and we found the bug.
because of that, I wanted to build my new maven project without configuring it as a maven project in eclipse. I have been trying to run my skeleton app on tomcat two days and it refused to do so. only when I gave up and converted it to maven did I find that there was nothing wrong with my code, but Tomcat/Eclipse for some reason fails to run my app because it is not eclipse maven plugin enabled.
My question is how do I go about finding out what is happening? what is maven plugin doing? any suggestions are welcome. thanks in advance.