Last year was so busy with conferences and the major release of v13 that at some point we stopped publishing new articles from the 30 Day Guide. But we’re back on track now! The new year always means new tips and tricks for your favorite IDE. The good news is that the new article is already awaiting for you, this time on how to work with application servers.
Some of you may have missed the fact that IntelliJ IDEA 13.0.2 is already available for early preview. If so, that’s not such a problem because today we’re announcing IntelliJ IDEA 133.609, the new fresh build with bugfixes and enhancements.
Make sure you read previous build release notes as well, because in addition to bugfixes we have brought in many new features merged from Android Studio.
We hope you had enough time during the holidays to play with IntelliJ IDEA 13 and now want to try something new, like Database Tools, which has been so greatly improved in version 13 that you can now ditch your third party database client and perform all database operations right from IntelliJ IDEA (and it doesn’t matter what server you are using, you get the same user experience with all of them.)
Data Source Configuration
The data source configuration is no more a nightmare, thanks to the new Data Source and Drivers dialog. Just type a host, port, credentials and IntelliJ IDEA will take care of the rest, including downloading the driver and composing the JDBC URL.
As you know, one of the features introduced in IntelliJ IDEA 13 is the long-awaited support for Subversion 1.8. Let’s have a closer look at it.
Unlike its earlier versions, Subversion 1.8 support uses the native command line client instead of SVNKit to run commands. This approach is more flexible and makes the support of upcoming versions much easier.
Now, IntelliJ IDEA offers different integration options for each specific Subversion:
1.6 – SVNKit only
1.7 – SVNKit and command line client
1.8 – Command line client only
If you opt to the command line client, make sure you have its binaries installed on your machine, because they are not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA.
In case the working copy format version is different from the command line client version, you will be prompted to make a conversion.
More details on the Subversion 1.8 support can be found here.
We’ve just rolled out a slightly better, updated version 13.0.1 that delivers a number of fixes and improvements. No need to cross your fingers anymore, better use them for typing code: this fresh update takes all worries away.
As you already know, the Navigate actions is the fastest way to find anything you need: classes, files, or even symbols. Just start typing the search expression, and IntelliJ IDEA displays the cleverly arranged list of suggestions that you can then very quickly narrow down, and in moments of time make the final jump to what you’ve been looking for. Now, you may think it’s absolutely impossible to make navigation even faster than this, but when we say “Better performance“, we’re not just making an empty promise.
You might have noticed that in IntelliJ IDEA 13 the Navigate actions are much more responsive and provide the almost instantaneous response, displaying suggestion lists almost instantly. Well, if you haven’t, then see for yourself: Continue reading →
The recording of our December 9th webinar is now available on IntelliJ IDEA YouTube Channel. The webinar features Yann Cébron (JetBrains), our special guest Josh Long (Pivotal), Spring 4.0 and IntelliJ IDEA 13.
In this session, Yann and Josh highlight the new features included in both of these major releases that will help you to be more productive.
At JetBrains we’re always listening to developers, and Android developers are no exception. Based on this tight feedback loop, we’ve made a long list of changes to our award-winning IDE which will hopefully make development of Android apps an even bigger pleasure. Here’s what IntelliJ IDEA 13 has to offer you.
With the release of IntelliJ IDEA 13 you may have noticed changes in the Personal License terms. Starting from October 30, 2013, we have switched from the traditional, per-major-version licenses to licenses empowered with 1-year upgrade subscription. This is how most of our other products (PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm, and AppCode) are licensed: When you purchase a new license or upgrade an existing one, you get 1 year of free product upgrades to any new versions (including major releases).
It is important to note that your license does not expire after the 1-year period ends, i.e. you can continue using the product. But to continue receiving updates after that period ends, you should renew your subscription. Note that the subscription renewal starts from the moment it’s expired. In case you don’t renew your subscription for longer than a year after, it expires and the special “past-due renewal” cost applies.
Commercial licenses can be purchased either with or without 1-year upgrade subscription. Personal licenses, on the other hand, default to the subscription model, and do so without price increase.
As a personal customer, you will never again buy a license only to find out in a couple of months that you need to pay again to get the latest product update.
The other positive news is that the difference between major and minor releases will eventually go away. “Major release in December” will become irrelevant, as you’ll be receiving all regular updates within your subscription period.
We hope you are excited to try the freshly released IntelliJ IDEA 13 if you haven’t already. As announced, the new release comes with support for Java EE 7, the new version of Java enterprise platform released this year by Oracle, along with GlassFish 4.0, an update to the popular open-source application server.
IntelliJ IDEA 13 support for Java EE 7 is a lot more than just the new specs and versions. Together with overall user experience improvements, it brings in a new set of helpful productivity-boosting features: Continue reading →