I am in the process of switching from NetBeans IDE to IntelliJ. There is help from moving from Eclipse, but not NetBeans. Here are a couple of questions?
1. I have a NetBeans tools project that I include in about 16 other projects. I want to be able to include this Tools project without having a separate copy in each of 16 projects. I don't want to just include the jar file from the Tools project because I want to be able to edit the classes in the Tools project while I work on the 16 main projects. It is not very clear in the documentation how to do this. Any suggestions about where to look?
2. NetBeans creates an ant build.xml structure that builds my jar files with a proper manifest.mf file that builds the Class-Path and Main-Class attributes so that $ java -jar project.jar just works without any setup. Is there an IntelliJ plugin for this?
3. IntelliJ builds a 'war' directory for my web apps, but not a .war file? Do I also need to build that myself and do I have to leave the IDE to create the war file or can I run a custom ANT target from within IntelliJ