Ok, before you get started the you need to make sure that you have the following softwares properly installed on your machine.
Java SDK 6, Maven 2.2, Eclipse Helios - (Plugins that I have installed are subeclipse, m2, ), SoapUI, Tomcat 6.
1. Create a Web Project
Open command prompt and type.
mvn archetype:create -DgroupId=org.example.webapp -DartifactId=example-webapp -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-webapp
maven has created a simple web application, now we need create few eclipse files so that we can easily import this project in eclipse.
mvn -Dwtpversion=2.0 eclipse:eclipse
Next we have to import this project in eclipse.