The Frank!Framework is a Java webapplication that integrates other applications. The Frank!Framework needs to be configured with XML files that describe how messages are received, transformed and sent to their target systems. Chapter Getting Started explained how to write these configuration files. The configurations were executed with the Frank!Runner, which was useful during development. The Frank!Runner was not designed however to deploy Frank configurations to a production environment.

Maven has been developed to build Java webapplications. The Frank!Framework is a Java webapplication. You can use Maven to package the Frank!Framework and one configuration into a single executable file. That file has extension .war. It can be executed by an application server like Apache Tomcat, WildFly, JBoss EAP or WebSphere. Maven projects can easily be tested and deployed within continuous delivery pipelines using for example Jenkins, GitLab or GitHub actions.

This subsection provides a basic understanding of Maven. After studying it, please study example Frank2Example4 within the Frank!Runner, see