I have recently had a few people on various projects yell “maven is slow!”. I haven’t thought that recently, probably because everything seems slow on the Mac ;)
However, if I know I am in for some solid coding, and will be running maven a lot, I bring up the maven console:
I have been surprised at how many people using Maven didn’t know about the console.
Now you pay the JVM startup price once, and after running a goal, everything is nicely cached and JIT’d and everything else. Now your mavenisms will scream in comparison.w