Author Archives: Jason Zaugg

Redundant Return

Find it hard to shake of the Java-isms? Here’s a little inspection and quick fix to help out when you redundantly use return. After the quick fix is applied: What other anti-patterns do you notice in code written by recent … Continue reading

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Toggle Test

A few years back, I was working with a great team of Java developers who introduced me to IntelliJ. (Thanks!) The team used to even have a plugin, tailored to our coding practices. One indispensible feature was the ‘Toggle Test’, … Continue reading

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Unused Symbol Detection

Unused Symbols Invariably as  code evolves, some lonely unused definitions are are left around. To help you find and eradicate these, IDEA now highlights unused vals, vars, and defs. You can use the quick fix to delete the unused symbol. … Continue reading

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Smart Strings

String Literals just got a little smarter! You can now convert a normal strings to multiline (with triple quotes) string.  Notice how the special characters are escaped. (SCL-2991) And back again: Similarly, when you paste some text into a normal string … Continue reading

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