Code Shipping - Artifact (Module|Component)


An artifact can refer to:

  • a by-product produced during the development of software (Generally a archive of code for deployment such as a jar for Java).
  • an application or an object that is created by an end-user without the knowledge of a general programming language.

An artifact is also known as:


They are usually stored in a repository


By Product

Functional/Definition artifacts:

  • use cases,
  • class diagrams,
  • UML models,
  • requirements and design documents

Process of development artifacts:

  • project plans,
  • business cases,
  • and risk assessments.

End-User artifact

  • Excel Sheet


Example with maven and the gpg plugin


Documentation / Reference

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