I have started to use (reuse) Intellij with Tomcat7. I have used with Websphere in the past but company is moving towards Tomcat.
I need help with some questions.
I come from MyEclipse->Tomcat7(MET7) combo to Intellij->Tomcat7(IIT7) combo. If this works out I will recommend Intellij7 to folks.
Coming from ME7, the CATALINA_BASE AND CATALINA_HOME are the same folders.
The Tomcat we have is customized in the sense that we have added JAVA_OPTS to the catalina.sh.
There catalina.properties is customzed to pick up our own jars as well.
What is the main diff between Tomcat-Local vs Tomcat-Remote types of deployment ?
In TomcatLocal is the copying of artifacts avoided and hence speed obtained ?
To do this, the CATALINA_BASE is changed or customized is that right ?
If CATALINA_BASE is customzed then where is made available to catalina.sh file ?
Is there a way to tell IntelliJ, that I will take a hit of copy speeds, but deploy to $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps folder all the time ? This way it will allow me to run Tomcat when IntelliJ is not running. Yes, I understand that I can create a .sh file to redefine CATALINA_BASE each time but I want a one place for all my webapps.
More questions may follow but for now I will start here.