Webinar: Developing Java EE Apps for WebLogic 12c with IntelliJ IDEA

Join us Wednesday, June 25, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT (09:00 – 10:00 AM PDT) for a free live webinar with Bruno Borges, Developing Java EE Apps for WebLogic 12c with IntelliJ IDEA.

In this webinar you will get an introduction to WebLogic 12c and learn how to develop Java EE 6 applications using IntelliJ IDEA. Application deployment will also be covered, including the use of Maven WebLogic Plugin and Web Console, plus we’ll have a look at other fetures you will surely find interesting.

This webinar is intended for intermediate and beginner Java EE developers.

Space is limited, please register now.

About the Presenter:

Dr_Venkat_Subramaniam_200x200Bruno Borges is Oracle’s Principal Product Manager for Latin America for Java Middleware Stack, as well Java Evangelist and covers topics from Java Embedded to Java SE and JavaFX to Java EE. Bruno has more than 12 years of experience as a Java developer in most areas, from mobile to enterprise applications.

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Java Annotated Monthly – May 2014

Here’s a few stories we’ve been reading on the Java beat this month, straight from the source. If you have any news or articles you would like to see here on the Java Annotated Monthly, you can reach me, Breandan dot Considine at JetBrains or @breandan.


Java EE 8 Update – With the announcement of the Standard and Micro editions earlier this year, the final piece of the Java 8 puzzle has been announced, slated for release in Q3 2016. Read the draft proposal and add your feedback to JSR-342 by joining the conversation today.

Java Tools and Technologies Landscape for 2014 – RebelLabs’ annual technology survey. Compare it with last year’s edition, and check out Plumbr’s log level statistics on Java environments and application servers for corroborating results.

Java 9 development is now in motion, with a number of early access builds and a lively changelog each week. You can learn more about the direction of Java 9 from Mark Reinhold, and download a snapshot from Java.net to try it out today!


Groovy 2.3 Released - Introduces support for JDK 8, traits, tail recursion, closure parameter type inference, and a new markup engine among several smaller improvements.

Scala 2.11 Now Available – Scala 2.11 includes better modularization, faster reflection and stronger types. Check out the full changelog and download a copy of Scala 2.11 today.


What’s new in Play 2.3 – Introducing sbt-web, an asset pipeline for managing web assets with the Scala Build Tool. Play now bundles the Typesafe Activator, featuring browser-based code editing and elementary debugging for reactive applications. In addition to several performance enhancements and increased modularity, Play is also certified to work with Java 8. Read about platform direction and design rationale from James Roper, lead developer of Play Framework.

Apache Spark Release 1.0.0 – Spark is a fault tolerant cluster computing engine for machine learning and graph processing applications built on Hadoop. Learn more about resource management and YARN support on Spark from Sandy Ryza at Cloudera.

Neo4j 2.1 Released – Introduces .csv file importing, an experimental query planner and support for OpenJDK 7.

WildFly 8.1.0 Release Notes – The latest release of WildFly a.k.a. JBoss AS, picks up support for JSP on JDK 8, smarter thread pooling and in-place updates making setup quick and easy.

PrimeFaces 5 Released – There is more than meets the eye to PrimeFaces, including a new charts and graphs API, Push improvements, and internal remodeling for optimal accessibility.

Spring Batch 3.0.0 is now GA – Batch 3.0 turns a new page for Spring developers with revamped dependencies, Gradle support, standardized batch processing and SQLite integration.

Grails 2.4 Released – Much like Rails and Play, Grails now offers dedicated asset pipelining, and increased modularity as they move towards a Spring Boot foundation in 3.0.

Neo4j + Spring Data – a natural fit for my data – Exploit the flexibility of graph databases with Neo4j and Spring data to serve your business analytics on Vaadin.


libGDX 1.1.0 released – Close on the heels of 1.0, Badlogic Games ships another stable update to their widely hailed cross-platform game development framework, you can learn all about libGDX and how to get started from their lead developer, Mario Zechner. The latest version picks up support for i18n and the newly released…

RoboVM 0.0.13 – Making steady progress on the mobile unification front, RoboVM is allowing Android developers to write native iOS apps in Java, and with limited success, in Kotlin. Learn more about using RoboVM from Niklas Therning’s tech talk at ITT.


An Opinionated Guide to Modern Java Development – Planning on a long flight? You’ll need a few hours to appreciate this tremendous review of modern Java development, on everything from lambdas to logging frameworks. Follow the links for extra credit.

Introduction to JMH – Mikhail Vorontsov introduces us to the Java Microbenchmarking Harness and JMH Profilers.

Language Design Is Subtle – Lukas Eder delves into the finer points of language design with Java Language Architect, Brian Goetz.

vJUG, The world’s first online Java User Group is now in session! Join Simon Maple, Oliver White and thousands of others on Meetup, then check out past sessions on their homepage.

8 Great Java 8 Features No One’s Talking about

The effects of programming with Java 8 Streams on algorithm performance

Introducing Reactive Streams – A new streams library for reducing data flow congestion.

An Interview with Aleksey Shipilёv – Aleksey Shipilёv, Java Performance Engineer at Oracle, shares with us some thoughts on using and abusing JMH, JCStress and JOL.

What influences method call performance in Java?

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IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.4 EAP 135.1019 is Out

If you’re living on the edge and that includes always getting the most out of your IDE, this news is for you: IntellIJ IDEA 13.1.4 EAP is just out, bringing you several notable improvements  among other enhancements. So go grab it while it’s fresh!

Don’t forget to share your feedback on our discussion forum and report bugs to the issue tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!

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IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 Update is Available

Great news! A fresh update for your favourite IDE is here. Meet IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3, packed with lots of enhancements, including some of recent changes from Android Studio.

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If you’re running IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 and haven’t yet received a notification about this update, check for it manually by opening the Help menu and clicking Check for Updates.

Develop with Pleasure!


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Webinar Recording: Developing Web Applications with WildFly 8

Last wednesday we had a great webinar with Arun Gupta about developing web applications with WildFly, the Red Hat’s open-source application server. In case you’ve missed it, here’s the recording:

In addition to showcasing WildFly Arun gives a general overview of JBoss Middleware, shows JBoss Forge, and also demonstrates how easy it is to deploy OpenShift applications from IntelliJ IDEA.


Check out the questions you asked during the webinar below answered by Arun and me: Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 RC is Out

You’ll be pleased to know that IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 RC is available for download. If no critical problems are found, this build will become the next minor update.

Find the list of changes in Release Notes.

Hurry up to share your feedback on our discussion forum as well as report bugs directly to the issue tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!

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IntelliJ IDEA Tips and Tricks Sessions Coming to Prague, London and Oslo

Hadi Hariri is on the road sharing his IntelliJ IDEA tips and tricks in select European cities. Come and learn how to do things with IntelliJ IDEA that you wouldn’t even think were remotely possible. You’ll be guaranteed to walk away knowing at least, well, a few more tips.

JetBrains Meetup in Prague, Wednesday, May 28th, 17:45 – 21:00

JetBrains Prague MeetupIn the first of a series of upcoming events Hadi will be showing off IntelliJ IDEA tips and tricks that will make you more productive and coding a bit more fun.

This talk will help free you from your mouse when using IntelliJ IDEA or any product from our family of IDEs such as WebStorm, PhpStorm, etc. At the meetup, we will also cover Kotlin, Upsource and more. Free registration is required to attend but will close very soon. Act now!

Devoxx UK, Thursday, June 12th, 13:10 – 13:25, Room 2

DevoxxUKJoin Hadi for this action-packed IntelliJ IDEA session and learn some of the more unknown tips and tricks in 15-minutes. You will walk away with things you didn’t know.

NDC Community Tuesday, June 3rd, 17:30 – 18:15, Room 4

NDC Community EventPut your seatbelt on. In this talk we will cover more than 30 IntelliJ IDEA tips and tricks in 45-minutes! The event is open to all and takes place at Oslo Spektrum from 17:00 – 19:30 (CEST). Talks begin at 17:30 but there will be snacks and mingling beforehand. Be sure to register in advance.

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IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 EAP 135.863 is Out

If haven’t noticed yet the new EAP build of the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 update is already available for download.

The full list of changes can be found in Release Notes.

Don’t forget to share your feedback on the discussion forum and submit bug reports to our issue tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!

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IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 EAP 135.815 is Out

You’ll be pleased to know that a fresh IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.3 EAP build is available for download. In addition to bugfixes it includes the recent enhancements merged from Android Studio.

Do share your feedback on our discussion forum and please report any found bugs directly to the tracker.

 Develop with Pleasure!

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Annotated Java Monthly, April 2014

Java developers have been busier than ever this April, and here at JetBrains, we’ve noticed! Each month, we’re excited to bring you the best Java content from around the web, straight to your favorite blog! If you have any topics you would like to see covered, please email me, Breandan dot Considine at JetBrains and I’ll be happy to take a look.


Spring is in the air again, bringing along support for first-class functions, java.time, enhanced concurrency and much more. If you want the whole nine yards, you can get up to speed with Spring 4.0 and IntelliJ IDEA 13 or Spring Framework on Java 8 for the entire story. If you’re looking for something more lightweight, the Spring Boot team has reached a major milestone in development – learn how to put a little Spring into your step with this article from Dan Woods at Netflix, or on Kotlin, from our own Andrey Cheptsov.

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