Use IDEA like WebStorm (w/o Maven, JDK)

I wanted to use IDEA (10.5.2 on Linux) for a RIA (Javascript, AJAX, node.js, express, REST/json).
And another time I wanted to use it for my static web page.
In either case there is no: Maven, JDK, Java-Module, Maven-Module and the like.

With WebStorm, I have the menu item "File > Open Directory" which can be used to open a project.
If created with WebStorm, I can open it with IDEA, but I didn't find a way to create a Non-Java, Non-Maven project with IDEA.
The same thing is true for PHP and modules with static web content.
I don't want to deploy my static pages and PHP files in tomcat/resin, but on Apache httpd.

One of my projects (not yet edited with IntelliJ) has this stack: JEE5+Jersey+REST for the server, pure JavaScript (ExtJS) on the client.
What kind of Maven module would the JavaScript (all static resources) part be?

Does anybody know a solution or do I have to buy and install 2+ products?

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Hello Heinrich,

In IntelliJ IDEA 10.5, you can create a regular Java project, skip configuring
the JDK and ignore the warnings. EAP builds of IntelliJ IDEA 11 include a
dedicated Web module type for such projects.

I wanted to use IDEA (10.5.2 on Linux) for a RIA (Javascript, AJAX,
node.js, express, REST/json).
And another time I wanted to use it for my static web page.
In either case there is no: Maven, JDK, Java-Module, Maven-Module and
the like.
With WebStorm, I have the menu item "File > Open Directory" which can
be used to open a project.

If created with WebStorm, I can open it with IDEA, but I didn't find a
way to create a Non-Java, Non-Maven project with IDEA.

The same thing is true for PHP and modules with static web content.

I don't want to deploy my static pages and PHP files in tomcat/resin,
but on Apache httpd.

One of my projects (not yet edited with IntelliJ) has this stack:
JEE5JerseyREST for the server, pure JavaScript (ExtJS) on the
client.

What kind of Maven module would the JavaScript (all static resources)
part be?

Does anybody know a solution or do I have to buy and install 2+
products?


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I was searching on exactly this question while coincidentally downloading IntelliJ 11 - I didn't realize that the new version has a web module.  That's great news for developers who want to split out a pure HTML/javascript client into its own project, and don't need/want server side support.  

Thanks!

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