Category Archives: New Features

IntelliJ IDEA 13 Brings a Full Bag of Goodies to Android Developers

At JetBrains we’re always listening to developers, and Android developers are no exception. Based on this tight feedback loop, we’ve made a long list of changes to our award-winning IDE which will hopefully make development of Android apps an even … Continue reading

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Get the Most out of Java EE 7 with IntelliJ IDEA 13

We hope you are excited to try the freshly released IntelliJ IDEA 13 if you haven’t already. As announced, the new release comes with support for Java EE 7, the new version of Java enterprise platform released this year by … Continue reading

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Java EE 7 and IntelliJ IDEA 13. RESTful Web Services Made Easy

One of the notable changes coming in IntelliJ IDEA 13 is the developer tool set for Java EE 7, the cutting-edge version of Oracle’s enterprise Java platform. IntelliJ IDEA will offer support and productivity-boosting features for all Java EE specifications, … Continue reading

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Smart Step Into for Anonymous Classes and Lambdas in IntelliJ IDEA 13

If you are a heavy user of the debugger in IntelliJ IDEA, likely you know how powerful it is, especially with its Smart Step Into action. This action is helpful when you’re at a line and want to step into … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP 132.839 is Out

Yesterday we released IntelliJ IDEA 132.839, another preview of the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 13 that includes pack of new features: Generated source root type (available for read-only operations); auto-configuration and better quick documentation for Spring beans; Java EE 7 Batch and Android improvements; support … Continue reading

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Rearrange Attributes in Android XML Files with IntelliJ IDEA 13

IntelliJ IDEA 13 will bring a lot of goodies for Android developers. One very useful new feature is the capability to automatically rearrange XML attributes according to predefined rules. To enable this new feature, go to Settings → Code Style … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP with Faster Find Usages and Emmet Preview

Not a week without a new feature! We’ve just released IntelliJ IDEA 132.719, the next preview build of the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 13. This update brings you improved Find Usages: frequently used symbols e.g. getInstance(), getName(), etc.) appear faster than … Continue reading

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Better Control Flow Analysis with Contract Annotations and IntelliJ IDEA 13

As we’re closing in on the release date, we’re going to publish more details on the new features of IntelliJ IDEA 13. Today we’d like to tell you about the new @Contract annotation. If you are aware of @Nullable/@NotNull annotations, … Continue reading

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Show Local Variables in Debugger even with no Debug Info

December is just around the corner, and this means IntelliJ IDEA 13 is coming—with many cool new features and enhancements! One of these enhancements is the new debugger feature which shows local variables even when there is no debug information … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 13 EAP 132.425 is Available

In case you don’t know, a few days ago we released IntelliJ IDEA 132.425, one more early preview build of the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 13. As usual the build comes with a new bunch of features and enhancements. One of … Continue reading

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