Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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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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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