Tag Archives: Debugger

IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP 138.1980.1 is Out

If you haven’t yet developed an addiction to the new features in IntellIJ IDEA 14 EAP, there’s still a chance you will—with more goodies brought by the fresh EAP build we just released today. The first thing you’ll notice when … Continue reading

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Improved Expression Evaluation in IntelliJ IDEA 14

If you ever tried IntelliJ IDEA debugger (which I’m sure you did), you know how important it is to be able to evaluate an expression quickly, without using the Watches or Variables tab. That’s why the Evaluate Expression (Alt + F8) is … Continue reading

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Try Chronon Debugger with IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 EAP

Exciting news! The upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 will bring you integration with Chronon Debugger (via this plugin). You can try it right away with the latest preview build. In case you’re wondering, Chronon is a new revolutionary tool keeping track … Continue reading

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Smart Step Into for Anonymous Classes and Lambdas in IntelliJ IDEA 13

If you are a heavy user of the debugger in IntelliJ IDEA, likely you know how powerful it is, especially with its Smart Step Into action. This action is helpful when you’re at a line and want to step into … Continue reading

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Show Local Variables in Debugger even with no Debug Info

December is just around the corner, and this means IntelliJ IDEA 13 is coming—with many cool new features and enhancements! One of these enhancements is the new debugger feature which shows local variables even when there is no debug information … Continue reading

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Get True Hot Swap in Java with DCEVM and IntelliJ IDEA

Many developers can barely imagine daily work on large projects without hot-swapping Java classes from the IDE. However, as you know Java HotSwap™ VM has a serious limitation since no structural changes in classes are allowed. This means that you … Continue reading

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Some Nice/New Features of ActionScript/Flex Debugger

I’d like to highlight few useful features in ActionScript/Flex debugger, some of which are new in IntelliJ IDEA 11. Better members presentation in Variables view (informative icons, sorting) with ability to jump to source: Convenient collections view (size, Vector status, … Continue reading

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New in 11: ‘Mark Object’ action in JavaScript debuggers

Since IntelliJ IDEA 11 the Mark Object action, which was previously available in JVM-based debuggers only, is also supported in JavaScript debuggers for Firefox and Chrome browsers. To mark an object press F11 on the corresponding node in any debugger … Continue reading

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New in 11: Custom objects presentation in JavaScript debugger

When you debug JavaScript code in IntelliJ IDEA 11 you can see the most important properties of an object without expanding its node: By default the ‘id’ and ‘name’ properties are shown for each object but you can add your … 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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