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Run/Debug Configuration: Google AppEngine Dev Server

Use this dialog to create or edit run/debug configurations for Google App Engine Development Server .

Name field and Share option

Item Description
Name Use this field to edit the name of the run/debug configuration.

This field is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.

Share Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.

If the directory-based project format is used, the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the .idea\runConfigurations folder if the run/debug configuration is shared, or in the .idea\workspace.xml file otherwise.

If the file-based format is used, the settings are stored in the .ipr file for shared configurations, or in the .iws file otherwise.

This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.

Server tab

Item Description
Application server Select the server configuration to be used.

Click Configure to create a new server configuration or edit an existing one. (The Application Servers dialog will open.)

After launch Select this check box to start a web browser after starting the server and deploying the artifacts.

Select the browser from the list. Click browseButton (Shift+Enter) to configure your web browsers.

With JavaScript debugger If this check box is selected, the web browser is started with the JavaScript debugger enabled.

Note that JavaScript debugging is available only for Firefox and Google Chrome. When you debug your JavaScript in Firefox for the first time, the JetBrains Firefox extension is installed.

The field underneath After launch Specify the URL the browser should go to when started. Most likely, the default http://localhost:8080 will do.
VM options If necessary, specify the command-line options to be passed to the server JVM at the server start.

If you need more room to type, click shift-enter-button next to the field to open the VM Options dialog where the text entry area is larger.

When specifying the options, follow these rules:

  • Use spaces to separate individual options, for example, -client -ea -Xmx1024m.
  • If an option includes spaces, enclose the spaces or the argument that contains the spaces in double quotes, for example, some" "arg or "some arg".
  • If an option includes double quotes (e.g. as part of the argument), escape the double quotes by means of the backslashes, for example, -Dmy.prop=\"quoted_value\".
On 'Update' action Select the necessary option for the Update application function (update_icon or Ctrl+F10 in the Run or Debug tool window).
  • Update resources. All changed resources (that is, all application components other than the classes) will be updated.
  • Update classes and resources. All changed resources will be updated; changed classes will be recompiled.

    In the debug mode, the updated classes will be hot-swapped. In the run mode, IntelliJ IDEA will just update the changed classes in the output folder. Whether such classes will actually be reloaded in the running application, depends on the capabilities of the runtime being used.

  • Restart server. The server will be restarted. The updated version of the application will be deployed at the server startup.
Show dialog Select this check box if you want to see the Update dialog every time you use the Update application function.

The Update dialog is used to select the update option prior to actually updating the application.

On frame deactivation Specify what IntelliJ IDEA should do when you switch from the IDE to a different application (for example, a web browser). (Frame deactivation means switching to a different application.)

The options other than Do nothing have the same meanings as in the case of the Update action.

Use alternative JRE By default, the server is started using the project JDK.

If you want to use a different JRE, select this check box and specify which JRE should be used.

To find out which JRE version should be used, see the server documentation.

Artifact to deploy Select the artifact to be deployed on the server. Only an exploded artifact can be selected.

Note that the artifact must contain the directory WEB-INF with the files appengine-web.xml and web.xml.

Port Specify the server HTTP port.
Server parameters If necessary, specify the command-line arguments to be passed to the server.

Logs tab

Use this tab to specify which log files generated while running or debugging should be displayed in the console, that is, on the dedicated tabs of the Run or Debug tool window.

Item Description
Is Active Select check boxes in this column to have the log entries displayed in the corresponding tabs in the Run tool window or Debug tool window.
Log File Entry The read-only fields in this column list the log files to show. The list can contain:
  • Full paths to specific files.
  • Ant patterns that define the range of files to be displayed.
  • Aliases to substitute for full paths or patterns. These aliases are also displayed in the headers of the tabs where the corresponding log files are shown.

    If a log entry pattern defines more than one file, the tab header shows the name of the file instead of the log entry alias.

Skip Content Select this check box to have the previous content of the selected log skipped.
Save console output to file Select this check box to save the console output to the specified location. Type the path manually, or click the browse button and point to the desired location in the dialog that opens.
Show console when standard out changes Select this check box to activate output console and bring it forward, if associated process writes to Standard.out.
Show console when standard error changes Select this check box to activate output console and bring it forward, if associated process writes to Standard.err.
add Click this button to open the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog where you can select a new log entry and specify an alias for it.
edit1 Click this button to edit the properties of the selected log file entry in the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog.
delete Click this button to remove the selected log entry from the list.
browseButton.png Click this button to edit the select log file entry. The button is available only when an entry is selected.

Code Coverage tab

Use this tab to configure code coverage monitoring options.

Note that this tab is not available for remote servers.

Item Description
Choose code coverage runner Select the desired code coverage runner.
Sampling Select this option to measure code coverage with minimal slow-down.
Tracing Select this option to collect accurate branch coverage. This mode is available for the IntelliJ IDEA code coverage runner only.
Track per test coverage Select this check box to detect lines covered by one test and all tests covering line.
Packages and classes to record code coverage data If necessary, specify the classes and packages to be measured.

Use add-class or add-package to add classes or packages to the list.

To remove the classes or packages from the list, select the corresponding list items and click delete.

Enable coverage in test folders. Select this check box to include the test source folders in code coverage analysis.

Before Launch options

Specify which tasks should be carried out before starting the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.

Item Description
add (Alt+Insert) Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
  • Run External tool. Select this option to run an application which is external to IntelliJ IDEA. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in IntelliJ IDEA yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Make. Select this option to compile the project.

    If an error occurs during the compilation, IntelliJ IDEA won't attempt to start the run/debug configuration.

  • Make, no error check. The same as the Make option but IntelliJ IDEA will try to start the run/debug configuration irrespective of the compilation result.
  • Build Artifacts. Select this option to build an artifact or artifacts. In the dialog that opens, select the artifact or artifacts that should be built.

    See also, Configuring Artifacts.

  • Run Another Configuration. Select this option to execute another run/debug configuration. In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to be run.
  • Run Ant target. Select this option to run an Ant target. In the dialog that opens, select the target to be run. For more information, see Ant.
  • Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps. Select this option to generate the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located.

    For more information, see CoffeeScript Support.

  • Run Maven Goal. Select this option to run a Maven goal. In the dialog that opens, select the goal to be run.

    For more information, see Maven.

  • Run Remote External Tool. Select this option to run a remote application which is external to IntelliJ IDEA. In the dialog that opens, select one or more remote applications to be run. If the necessary applications are not defined in IntelliJ IDEA yet, add their definitions. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
delete (Alt+Delete) Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
edit1 (Enter) Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
arrowUp (Alt+Up) arrowDown (Alt+Down) Click these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list.
Show this page Select this check box to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.

Toolbar

Item Description
add (Alt+Insert) Use this icon or shortcut to create a new run/debug configuration.
delete (Alt+Delete) Use this icon or shortcut to delete the selected run/debug configuration.
copy (Ctrl+D) Use this icon or shortcut to create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration.
settings Click this button to edit the default settings of the selected run/debug configuration. This button it disabled for defaults.
arrowUp (Alt+Up) arrowDown (Alt+Down) Use these buttons to move the selected run/debug configuration up and down in the list.

The order of configurations in the list defines the order in which the configurations appear in the corresponding list on the main toolbar.

These buttons are disabled for defaults.

folder You can group run/debug configurations by placing them into folders.

To create a folder, select the configurations to be grouped and click folder. Specify the name of the folder.

Then, to move a configuration into a folder, between the folders or out of a folder, use arrowUp and arrowDown. You can also drag a configuration into a folder.

To remove grouping, select a folder and click delete.

See also, Creating Folders and Grouping Run/Debug Configurations.

See Also

Last modified: 24 March 2015
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