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IntelliJ IDEA Essentials by Jarosław Krochmalski

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Chapter 2. Off We Go – To the Code

This chapter is all about setting up or importing your project in the IDE. We will focus on understanding IntelliJ IDEA concepts such as modules, libraries, and artifacts. We will discuss the difference in terminology and see how the terminology used in IntelliJ IDEA is different from that used in NetBeans and Eclipse, so you can switch from them faster.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • A comparison of Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA terminologies
  • Project structure and configuration—modules, libraries, facets, and artifacts
  • Creating a new project from scratch
  • Importing the existing project
  • The project's format

What is a project?

Almost everything you do in the IDE is contained within the scope ...

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