I've been trying to search for a clear answer but I havent come across one that answers my overall question. I'm about to start a project and tyring to figure out if I should put any effort into using Maven when I'm developing with Intellij. It seems that I can set everything up in intellij and even create libraries using the maven option, I can setup my artifacts, deploy my applications to web applications if I'm doing web development etc ...
Any maven users out there, can you help me understand why I should bother setting up all these things using maven if I already have a powerful IDE that can do all this out of the box? The only benefit I came up with is if I decide to stop using Intellij and move to something like Netbeans. I can then see having a maven project help out in that migration since there would be probably no or little effort in migrating. Any other reasons?
Thanks in Advance!