Modules in IntelliJ IDEA

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Hi all, 

I am coming from the .NET/Visual Studio world. I am fairly new to IntelliJ and looking at its project structure I am wondering how it compares to the same in Visual Studio. If my understanding is correct:

IntelliJ Project = Visual Studio Solution

IntelliJ Module = Visual Studio Project

Is this correct? I am asking because I want to create some Java Projects which comprises of several fundamental parts. A front-end web application and several backed projects separated by functionality. And I am no sure how to organize these into IntelliJ.

  1. Create several separate IntelliJ projects.
  2. Create one IntelliJ Project with several separate modules.

And in the other hand, how should I integrate all of these several modules/projects/facets into IntelliJ to work?

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It's up to you, if there are dependencies between your projects, make them modules, otherwise you can use separate projects and work on them in different IDE frames.

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See also https://www.jetbrains.com/help/idea/eclipse.html (Eclipse Workspace = Visual Studio Solution = IntelliJ IDEA Project).

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Thanks for your answers, I'd like to create a project structure like visual studio, with 1 project and several modules, but how do I create and organise the whole project and how to organise all the items, like facets, artifacts...?? It's here where I get lost.

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