Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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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Devoxx follow-up: your IDE can do more!

We’ve received lots of positive feedback at Devoxx 11 last week and met many happy users of IntelliJ IDEA. But to my surprise, many of them don’t know some little productivity features that have been there for quite a while. … Continue reading

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Debugger: working with sub-ranges for arrays and lists

During debugging IntelliJ IDEA shows only the first 100 elements of arrays and collections. It’s enough in most cases. However, it’s sometimes convenient to use a custom range. Exactly for this the ‘Adjust Range’ action has been available for arrays … Continue reading

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Refactoring in IntelliJ IDEA, Live by Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)

It’s still over 3 months before the holiday season, but we just got a great present from our long time friend Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) — a live refactoring demo performed by the legendary software expert himself. He’s, of … Continue reading

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Tell us how you use IntelliJ IDEA

If you’ve already launched IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 you probably noticed this  “green notification” asking your permission to send information to JetBrains about your IntelliJ IDEA project configuration (which frameworks are used and which are not) and feature usage statistics (e.g. … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA does not show some files? Know the hiding-places

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when there is a file that exists on the disc but IntelliJ IDEA doesn’t show it anywhere? You press synchronize but nothing happens? OK, may be the next few tips will be … Continue reading

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Quick prototyping in Groovy with “Convert Map to Class” intention

Sometimes it is helpful to use a Map for fast prototyping of classes with some properties but without any logic. But in the end it would be nice to have a real class. In IntelliJ IDEA you can get it … Continue reading

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Change Method Signature Refactoring for ActionScript and Flex

Hi all ActionScript/Flex devs! I hope you enjoy using IntelliJ IDEA and I’m sure you’ll like it even more after you try Change Method Signature refactoring! It’s amazing how it allows you to quickly restyle your methods not only by … Continue reading

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