Executing "mvn compile" (just compile) or "mvn package" (create the WAR) should build every example just fine. If not, I definitely want to correct that. As for debugging from IntelliJ, that should "just work." Clicking the "Debug" button causes IntelliJ to compile the project (if it hasn't already been compiled) and start Tomcat in debug mode. Is it _only_ breakpoints in the JSPs that you can't hit, or can you also not hit breakpoints in regular Java classes?
-- Nick Williams