Eclipse maven updating indexes forever
"Scanning in progress..." - I believe that everyone have met the issue.
You open some larger project and you can not use the Net Beans IDE for a few minutes until the sources are "scanned", whatever it means...
Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting and documentation from a central place.
When running a command from the root of the source tree, or from a directory that contains other modules the command will be run for all modules.
When running the command from a single module, it is run only for that module.
On that war, I am the Eclipse hardcore supporter and I had a hard time fighting Netbeans team.
Not as I expected, we end up on the defence side more often than attack.
Maven automatically downloads dependencies declared by modules being built.