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Version: 4.8.0

awe-101 Your first AWE App


This guide will show you step by step with the help of a video how to generate you first AWE web application. For this, we will use the archetype awe-boot-archetype.

What we need for this tutorial?

The requirements for this example are:

  • Five spare minutes 😁
  • Your favorite IDE or text processor
  • JDK 17 or above
  • Maven 3.0+
  • Archetype catalog

Archetype catalog

In order to be able to use AWE's archetype you will need to add the next remote Maven Central archetype catalog:

Application generation

With maven

You can create your first application running the following command in a terminal window using maven archetype awe-boot-archetype with version Version

./mvn -B archetype:generate \
-DarchetypeGroupId=com.almis.awe \
-DarchetypeArtifactId=awe-boot-archetype \
-DarchetypeVersion=[Archetype version] \
-DartifactId=my-app \

Then, run your application with (in project directory):

./mvn spring-boot:run

With your favourite IDE

Below this line, you can find a video explaining how to generate our first web application using AWE and IntelliJ IDE.


You can use version 4.2.x of AWE's archetype. Username is test and password is test for the test application.