IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1.1 Update is Out

If you haven’t upgraded to IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 yet, there is one more reason not to postpone it any longer. Today we’ve released a bugfix update where you’ll find a number of important fixes.

If you are running IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, go ahead and click Check for Updates to install the patch right from the IDE. Otherwise, you’re welcome to download and install the new version from the website.

As always, we appreciate your feedback here in comments or directly in our issue tracker.

UPDATE: Don’t worry if you notice a confusing message in the Updates dialog saying that you can evaluate the new version for 30 days, or buy a license key or upgrade online. This is a known problem that will go away after you’ve updated.

Develop with pleasure!


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IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1: What’s New for Spring Developers

With every update we keep on improving our Spring frameworks support. In IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 we focused on Spring Boot and plain Java-config configurations experience (of course, in addition to addressing other reported issues). During the EAP we already mentioned better Spring Boot support. In this post, we’d like to provide more details on improvements for Spring MVC, Spring Data and Spring Core. Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.5 Update is Out

If you want to stick a little more with IntelliJ IDEA 15, consider upgrading to 15.0.5, which update includes several important bugfixes.

You can update from the IDE, by clicking Check for Updates (make sure you’ve set the update channel to Milestones Releases, though, or you’ll get IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 instead):


Or, you can do that the good old way: download an installer from here, and open it on your machine.

The JetBrains Team
The Drive to Develop

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The Updates Dialog Issue in IntelliJ IDEA 15 Ultimate

If you’re running IntelliJ IDEA 15 Ultimate, you can sometimes see a confusing message in the Updates dialog, saying that you can evaluate the new version for 30 days, or buy a license key or upgrade online–regardless to the active state of your subscription.


We apologize for this, and promise to fix it in the minor update that we’ll be releasing within several days. Meanwhile, simply ignore this message. Thanks for your patience!

The JetBrains Team

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IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 is Here

Today, we’re excited to introduce IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the first update in the series of releases planned for 2016. We hope you’ll be surprised to find out how much we’ve managed to accomplish in four months. Download the new version today and try all the new features for yourself. Read this post to learn about the major improvements.


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Java Annotated Monthly – March 2016

Project Jigsaw. Emerging languages. Android N. Spring 4.3 is in the air and 2016 is already shaping into a productive year for Java developers. Over the last few months, we’ve seen rapid progress on Java 9, and early signs of Java 8 support on Android devices. In this issue of the Java Annotated, we’ll explore future updates to the Java platform, new JVM languages, and open source releases from around the Java community.


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IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 RC is Available along with New Versioning

Yesterday in our company blog we announced the plans to move to a single versioning scheme for all our products under the JetBrains Toolbox. As it affects the way we version and release IntelliJ IDEA, we recommend you to thoroughly read about it.

Having said that, we’re happy to let you know that we’ve just released an RC build for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the first update planned for 2016 (previously known as IntelliJ IDEA 16).  To learn more about IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 and to download the RC build, visit our website.

Help us make the release better by sharing your feedback with us–here in comments and in our tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!

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Enjoying Java and Being More Productive with IntelliJ IDEA

Every time I visit a Java conference or a meetup and talk to people unfamiliar with IntelliJ IDEA, I get similar questions again and again: “What’s so special about IntelliJ IDEA? What does IntelliJ IDEA has that other Java IDEs don’t?” In response I usually simply demo a few of its features and then just watch their jaws dropping.

But you know, repeating this over and over is a bit counter-productive, so I’ve written this guide to sum up everything you need to know why IntelliJ IDEA is hailed as the most intelligent and user friendly Java IDE, which can and will make you a more productive developer. Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.4 Update is Out

Great news: IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.4 is out. This minor update brings a number of important bugfixes, one of which addresses an old issue with the global menu on Unity (Ubuntu).

Also this update includes the Kotlin 1.0 plugin. Now that Kotlin is officially released and stable, you are very welcome to try it out.

Develop with pleasure!

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IntelliJ IDEA 16 Public Preview

It’s been wonderful (and busy) 3 months since we announced IntelliJ IDEA 15. Exciting, because we’ve been working on new features, and busy, because we promised more frequent updates. We’re proud of what we managed to accomplish during that time, and without any further ado, we’re happy to present you the first IntelliJ IDEA 16 public preview.

If you want all the details about its new features, or get yourself a copy to try right away, visit our website. Here’s a brief overview of its most notable highlights.

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