help me start with idea: few basic questions.
I would *like* to buy use IntelliJ Idea, since it has a lot of great features I'd like to use, but I'm *totally* lost. For just being able to start with it, I need to know, how to do few things and I cannot find the answer, even if the help looks really well.
We've got here quite complex project - many maven projects, with lots of jars and wars. One of war contains gwt. This needs to be packaged into ear and deployed on app server.
So I created empty project, added maven existing maven module (agregator one) and all dependant projects was added as a modules. Next I configured application server and ordered build-> rebuild project. Everything gets compiled but not the gwt. It just compiles content of war but do not triggers gwt compilation process.
Then I created run configuration which should deploy ear on application server. IDE added building ear artifact prior to deploying it. Ok, when I run this "run configuration" it DOES gwt compilation (despite of fact, that if I run this make on this compilation via build-make it does nothing!). Out of memory. Despite of fact, that in pom.xml is properly configured -Xmx Where to configure it (if it cannot be read from pom.xml) -- it has to be related to building of specific artifact ...
then application server(jboss) would probably start. Where can I see its status? Can I start it manually without deploying app? Where can one undeploy apps etc. etc.
I've been reading help for like 4 hour now, but still missing the whole picture, how maven configuration and idea works together, how idea compiles project, how to control applicaton server
EDIT: ok, I'm able to launch maven goal from IDE and then run jboss (if I uncheck ear artifact to be build before deployment) but this bypasses idea compilation process & caching which I would like to use, indeed.