Build Systems

Dependency Management

Each release of tapir defines a list of dependencies. In practice, you do not need to provide a version for any of these dependencies in your build configuration as tapir is managing this for you. When you upgrade tapir itself, these dependencies will be upgraded as well in a consistent way.

You can still specify a version and override tapir's recommendations if you feel that this is necessary.

We recommend the usage of Maven. Gradle might work as well, but is not officially supported.

Maven users can use the tapir-starter-module to obtain sensible defaults. The project provides the following features:

  • Java 1.8 as default compiler level
  • UTF-8 source encoding
  • A Dependency Management section, allowing you to omit <version> tags for common dependencies, inherited by tapir-dependencies POM
  • A Dependency section containing some must-have dependencies
  • The Maven filtering is changed to use @[email protected] placeholders

Inheriting the Starter Parent

To configure your project to inherit from the tapir-starter-module simply set the parent:

<!-- Inherit defaults from tapir -->
You should only need to specify the tapir version number on this dependency. If you import additional starters or add dependencies, you can safely omit the version number.

With that setup, you can also override individual dependencies by overriding a property in your own project. For instance, to upgrade to another Selenium version you would add the following to your pom.xml.

Check the tapir-dependencies pom for a list of supported properties.

Using tapir Without the Parent POM

If you don’t want to use the tapir-starter-module, you can still keep the benefit of the dependency management (but not the plugin management) by using a dependency with the import scope:

            <!-- Import dependency management from tapir -->

That setup does not allow you to override individual dependencies using a property as explained above.

Additional Starters

There a more specialized starters provided by tapir. Those starters are explained below.


If you would like to use tapir’s Selenium implementation and the Allure report capabilities you might want to use tapir-starter-selenium-allure. The project provides the following features:

  • Inherits from tapir-starter-module
  • Configures the following Maven Plugins:
    • maven-surefire-plugin
    • maven-failsafe-plugin
    • allure-maven-plugin
    • jetty-maven-plugin
  • Configures the following Reporting Plugins:
    • allure-maven-plugin
  • Specifies compile-time and runtime dependencies which are needed for Selenium and Allure usage