Is it ok to have overlapping projects in PHPStorm?
Project 1: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs
Project 2: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/project1usesEXTJS
project 3: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/project2usesjquery
Can all 3 folders be a 'project' in PHPStorm?
I ask becuase Project 2 and 3 are subfolders of Project 1.
It looks like every PHPStorm project creates a hidden .idea folder in the projects root folder.
So in the above case, I would have 3 hidden .idea folders, one in each.
Is it safe to assume the top most one is used, and .idea's below are ignored?
From a workflow perspective,
I have projects setup for project 2 and 3 which are each subparts of Project 1
when I am working on project 2 or 3, my assumption is that re-indexing in PHPStorm will be faster because there are fewer libraries/less code.
Then, only when I need to test and work on the whole project do I need to open the bigger scope up at project 1.
Also project 1 is useful in another way in that it encompasses everything in my MAMP install, so If I need to create a directory to try something out, I can just put it there and use the existing project from my recent projects list.