It doesn't matter how long you use idea, you always discover something
new you can do which makes you say... Dang this thing is good...
Today's coolness, at least to me and others here who have not done this
we have unit tests which require Tomcat to be running so we can test and
parse html returned from our app to get as much UI test into the app as
possible. Normally we start Tomcat separately and just hit the box.
Today one of the tests was failing, and I wanted to know where. I
decided to try firing up Tomcat in idea in Debug mode, and run my tests
in idea and step through the various calls of the tests to see what was
going on. Worked like a charm.
Not sure why we never thought of this before, lack of documentation,
tunnel vision, lack of good morning donuts... what ever it is, this is
very cool that idea can handle that, and allow us to stay completely in
the ide while doing our work.
It's things like this that make me try harder to keep finding stuff to
make IDEA better.
Hats off folks.