I use IDEA for servlet applications that run in Tomcat. After resource change (template, css, js etc., some of them on classpath) I just press Ctrl-F10 and run "Update classes and resources". In IDEA 12 with turned off external build, effect is instantaneous, because "Make" is very fast. It's so fast that I have "On frame deactivation" set to "Update classes and resources" and I don't even think about resource changes - I just update template (css, js..) file, switch to browser, reload page and I see change immediately. But with turned on external build, it's slooow (about 5s).
The problem is that IDEA 13 has mandatory external build and develeping servlet applications is now really annoying - external build adds about 4-5s to "Make" process.
I don't believe that I'm the only one who suffer because of this problem. Are we really supposed to wait over 5 seconds after simple template change? In year 2014?
I apologize for my tone, but I'm soo disappointed with this change. Is there any chance for better tomorrow? :-)