Do you need a leg up?
Use this gadget to generate a command that you can run at the console to get Apache Maven to create a simple project for you using one of our archetypes.
The projects you will generate will include enough configuration, code and/or some tests to get you started, quickly.
Our archetypes currently support various combinations of Spring, Guice, WarpPersist, JPA (with one or more implementation from EclipseLink, Hibernate, OpenJPA) and Wicket.
Assuming you have Maven (and Java) properly installed and the Maven bin folder is on your path, just select the archetype that suits your needs, enter the other information specific to your project and then click on "Generate Maven Command".
Copy the generated command and paste it into your console. Once you've run this command, you'll find your project in a folder named the same as the "Artifact Id" you used. If you cd to that folder and try "mvn test".
This idea was partly inspired by this page
from the Wicket team. You may like to look at that page for more detailed instructions about using a Maven archetype to create a project for your IDE.