Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Navigation

This week brings a new article from the 30-day guide on the most tricky features of IntelliJ IDEA. Today we will talk about navigation, and how it helps you to faster switch between the pieces of code you are working … Continue reading

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30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Code Completion

We continue to publish new articles from the 30-day guide on the most tricky features of IntelliJ IDEA. Today we would like to share with you the next article, about the code completion assistance. Middle matching Not everyone knows that … Continue reading

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30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Editor Basics

As you remember last week we announced the plans to publish articles from the 30-day guide on getting started with IntelliJ IDEA. The first article was about the user interface. Today we would like to share with you one more … Continue reading

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30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. User Interface

We keep saying how IntelliJ IDEA is the most intelligent IDE. This is close to obvious for all who use it every day, but there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t aware of its exciting features … Continue reading

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Use the UTF-8, Luke! File Encodings in IntelliJ IDEA

Today we would like to answer the most frequent questions about file encodings in the IDE and show you a few tricks, which may help you to avoid potential pitfalls. What is the problem with file encodings? To be able … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA Productivity Tips. Part 1

People unfamiliar with IntelliJ IDEA keep always asking me, why it’s better than other products. Today we have decided to make a short overview of some very basic features, that let developers be more productive every day. In this episode … Continue reading

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Analyze Exceptions with Pleasure!

Every developer in the Java world has to deal with exceptions. An exception stack trace is the easiest way to tell, what’s wrong in your program. In IntelliJ IDEA we try to make analysis of a stack trace more convenient … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Groovy support improvements in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1

Here I would like to tell you about some of the Groovy language support improvements available in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1. Unused Symbol Highlighting If a class, method or property is unused even if it is in fact public, you may … Continue reading

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Do you know where ‘Go To…’ can get you?

How often do you use ‘Go To Class/File/Symbol’ feature in IntelliJ IDEA? Pretty often I would guess. But do you know everything you can do with it? Let me go through a couple of often overlooked gems. Do you know … Continue reading

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