Get Involved into IntelliJ IDEA Community!

As you’re probably aware, lots of people use IntelliJ IDEA. Members of our community always have something to share. You can always share feedback, get answers to your questions or help other people with their problems.

We want to see our community well-connected and organized. So we’ve decided to remind you about the channels you can use to communicate with our team and each other to resolve any problems and share experiences.

YouTrack

First of all, the most valuable channel we have and use to improve IntelliJ IDEA is our bug tracker YouTrack. Feel free to submit feature proposals you think are important, or report any problem you encounter while using the product. This is the fastest way to get your problem solved. Don’t hesitate to file even the smallest problems. IntelliJ IDEA developers are always on the lookout for new issues, and respond quickly.

Tip: As we welcome help, we also show our appreciation. The most active contributors are rewarded with free product licenses from time to time.

Twitter

Another popular channel is Twitter. This communication tool is not only efficient but fun to use too. In addition to the official IntelliJ IDEA account @intellijidea, which we use to promote events and new features, there is also the hashtag #intellij, meant for sharing feedback and useful information about IntelliJ IDEA with others in real time. Today this is probably the fastest and most interactive way to share with the community. Follow us and other users to know what’s going on right now!

Developer Community

Developer Community is our own discussion forum which lets you talk directly to IntelliJ IDEA team, as well as share experiences and knowledge with other users of the IDE.

StackOverflow

If you have a question about the product, StackOverflow is probably the first place you should check out. Use the tag intellij-idea for your question and get help from IntelliJ IDEA developers and other users. Most likely, someone has previously raised a similar issue and a solution is already available.

Official Team Blog

Our official IntelliJ IDEA blog is the main place where we post news on events, product discounts, new features, Tips & Tricks and other insights about IntelliJ IDEA. The blog has an RSS feed, so you can choose the most convenient way for you to receive updates.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

For fans of Internet Relay Chat (IRC), the #idea-users channel is available at freenode. You can use this web client for fast access or any other IRC client.

We review all feedback and requests, and do our best to grant all your wishes. That’s how we continue to provide you with the best product.

Stay with us!
IntelliJ IDEA Team

About Andrey Cheptsov

Andrey Cheptsov is IntelliJ IDEA product marketing manager at JetBrains. He's passionate about productivity, programming languages and tools.
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3 Responses to Get Involved into IntelliJ IDEA Community!

  1. Fredrik says:

    Regarding YouTrack, I’ve used it quite a lot before for IDEA, but now I dunno, the search syntax is just so messed up I cannot wrap my tiny around it. Thought of adding it as an RFE in YouTracks YouTrack, but was unable to search for any duplicates first and gave up. Advice?

  2. Alexander says:

    @Frederik,
    There’s a full text search available in YouTrack, so you can merely search for a phrase. As for structured search, a simple (but not the only) way to use it is to specify criteria as a set of : separated by spaces.
    Could you provide some details on what you find especially unclear?

  3. Fredrik says:

    Yea well it used to be easy, I really liked the search function, but the last times I’ve tried to use a phrase and then with some criteria I just got errors instead of hits and then got lost and confused in the vast documentation and examples. Biggest confusion to me was the usage of spaces (if and what they separate), critera vs phrase separation, statement order, logic operators and what the final expression semantics actually was. Was there no hits or did I just not make myself understood? Maybe I’m stupid, but still a developer with at least some experience in writing expressions =).

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