Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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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How to Run a Single Inspection in IDEA X?

To run a single inspection in previous versions of IntelliJ IDEA you had to create a dedicated inspection profile for that or use “Run inspection on…” from inspection’s quick fix list. In IntelliJ IDEA X you can find and run … Continue reading

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Faster XML coding with new completion features

How often do you write XML configurations like that above? How many keystrokes does it take? This one is written in just moments, with the help of the new completion features coming in IntelliJ IDEA 10. First of all, the … Continue reading

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Grails: extracting text from GSP to resource bundle

By user requests we have added functionality for easy extraction of GSP text to resource bundles. To do this you can select a text fragment, press Alt+Enter and choose the intention “Extract selected text to messages.properties”: I18nize String dialog will … Continue reading

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