I would like to run some windows applications on IDE start: local server and pageant. I added them as external tools and then created an entry in Run/Debug Configurations. I chose PHP HTTP Request as presented below:
In Before launch there are two external tools. However sometimes both are fired, but in most of cases only first. Is it because configuration tries to run request to localhost which hasn't been launched yet and breaks?
All in all it's a dirty workaround to launch applications on start. Is a better way? A didin't find any other solution.