JetBrains to support the ACM-ICPC

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We are pleased to announce that JetBrains has become an official Global ICPC Sponsor. The ACM-ICPC is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. Our three-year commitment to this world renowned Programming Contest is our chance to give back to a program that has opened doors for so many talented people. In fact, there are many ICPC alumni inside the JetBrains team, including some World Finals winners.

Alongside the financial support, we will also be providing access to our development tools, CLion, IntelliJ IDEA and PyCharm in particular, to participants, starting with the next round of Regional Contests. In addition, we are extremely proud that Kotlin will be offered as an additional programming language for the 2018 World Finals, together with C++, Java and Python. We believe both our tools and the Kotlin language can help contestants solve the challenges and tasks even more effectively.

Since 2011, we’ve been investing 1% of our revenue on a variety of educational programs including research, grants for talented students and teachers, and funding of new development courses for both online and offline training. We also partner with some of the best known universities in Russia, well known in the ICPC community, such as St. Petersburg ITMO University, amongst others.

Our support for ICPC adds to our continued investment in education, which we believe constitutes one of the fundamental pillars of society.

Tune in to watch the ICPC World Finals 2017 live on May 24!

PS. As part of our educational efforts, don’t forget to check out the details of the JetBrains student licenses program.

JetBrains
The Drive to Develop

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JetBrains Toolbox App 1.3 is here

We are happy to announce Toolbox App 1.3 release! Following months of development, this update brings not only a full load of bug fixes but also some new features we hope you will find useful.

Let’s go over all of the new features and improvements one by one.

Global hotkey

Now you can set up a system-wide keyboard shortcut that opens the Toolbox App window no matter which app has focus at the moment. We didn’t want to hijack any of your favorite key combinations, so it is disabled by default. Open Settings and set up the one most convenient for you.

Keyboard navigation

After a global hotkey is introduced, it is quite natural to expect the whole app to be usable without a mouse. And it is! You can navigate through lists with arrow keys and execute any item with Enter. Here is the full list of supported shortcuts inside the Toolbox App.

Ctrl+Tab (⌘← and ⌘→) Switch between Projects and Tools panels
Alt+Enter Show context menu
Ctrl+H (⌘H) Hide available tools
Ctrl+R (⌘R) Check for updates
Ctrl+U (⌘U) Update all
Ctrl+T (⌘T) Update Toolbox App
Ctrl+Comma (⌘,) Open Toolbox App Settings

Collapsible tools list

You can now collapse the list of available tools. This is an improvement many users asked for.

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Better ReSharper and Visual Studio 2017 support

Toolbox App now correctly detects Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (except listing recent solutions, see known issue). Thanks to the updated ReSharper Ultimate installer it now better integrates with all installed Visual Studio versions when invoked from Toolbox App.

We encourage you to try it and let us know how it works for you.

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The tray (or menu bar) icon animation indicates now when Toolbox App is active downloading or installing the updates.

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Anonymous usage statistics

After your feedback, usage statistics is the second most invaluable tool for us for improving our products. With this build we’ve added anonymous usage statistics collection to the Toolbox App. The data we collect is not associated with you or your JetBrains account; it doesn’t include any personal information like project names or paths. Of course, Toolbox App will ask your permission to collect these statistics on the first start, and you can revoke your consent in Settings at any time.

Bug fixes and smaller improvements

Many integration issues with different Linux environments are fixed in this release. We want to thank our users for the valuable feedback!

Full changelog can be found here.

Of course, all changes from previously released 1.1 and 1.2 updates are included too. Most notable bugs squashed in those builds are app crashes in different environments, incorrect window scaling, and JetBrains Account login issues. Logout button absent in 1.0 has also been added to Settings screen earlier. Windows and Linux users with touch screens can now benefit from them in Toolbox App too.

Update now from the app or download it from its homepage.

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Kotlin on Android. Now official

This is a cross-post of a post from the official Kotlin blog.

Today, at the Google I/O keynote, the Android team announced first-class support for Kotlin. We believe this is a great step for Kotlin, and fantastic news for Android developers as well as the rest of our community. We’re thrilled with the opportunities this opens up.

For Android developers, Kotlin support is a chance to use a modern and powerful language, helping solve common headaches such as runtime exceptions and source code verbosity. Kotlin is easy to get started with and can be gradually introduced into existing projects, which means that your existing skills and technology investments are preserved.

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JetBrains Toolbox 2017.1 is here

2017 is in full swing and we’ve been quite busy too. Earlier this month the complete JetBrains Toolbox has been updated to 2017.1! In addition to many important fixes in every product, this massive update brings lots of improvements to supported languages, frameworks, and built-in tools.

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The updates for the following products are ready for you to install and start using. Check out these short sneak peeks and go to the dedicated pages to know more.

WebStorm adds support for new technologies such as Vue.js and Jest, brings more flexibility to code styles, improves React and Angular support, and much more.

PyCharm gets a much faster debugger especially for later versions of Python, improves Python and JavaScript unit testing, and supports the six library.

PhpStorm now supports Codeception, PHPUnit 6, and PHPDoc in Blade injections. Improvements in the IDE include parameter hints in the editor, smarter auto-import, PHP formatting, new inspections and much more.

IntelliJ IDEA supports the latest builds of JDK 9, improves support for Gradle Composite builds, introduces async-aware JVM debugger, adds support for Kotlin 1.1, features a brand new plugin for Go, and updates its support for Spring, JavaScript and many other frameworks and languages.

AppCode improves Swift support, adds a ‘Create from usage’ action for types and initializers, Override/Implement improvements, and more.

RubyMine adds full support for Docker via a special plugin, a new ability to create RVM gemsets from the New Project wizard, It also runs RuboCop cops in the background displaying the offenses as code inspections, and improves Puppet support.

CLion has finalized C++14 and got started with C++17 support. Now you can debug even when no sources are available with the Disassembly view, work with the Catch unit testing framework, and try experimental support for Microsoft Visual C++ compiler.

DataGrip brings more options for CSV import as well as the ability to import (and export) tables. Schema management is now a lot easier, with a more convenient UI and an ability to explicitly map your SQL files to data sources. All DataGrip changes are available in other IntelliJ-based IDEs with database support.

All IntelliJ-based IDEs received a number of improvements for Git and Mercurial, the Diff dialog added an option to ignore imports and formatting, and file history for Git is now noticeably faster. The Find in Path dialog has been reworked from the ground up and now shows instant results in the first place. The code editor now supports Unicode emoji characters.  🎉.

ReSharper delivers the best support for Visual Studio 2017 RTM including support for .NET Core unit testing. It brings new C# 7 inspections and quick-fixes, adds many code style improvements such as EditorConfig support and indents autodetection, fully supports TypeScript 2.1, and provides initial support for TypeScript 2.2 and Angular 2. It also introduces useful updates to navigation and search. Read more about these and other changes in ReSharper Ultimate suite.

If you have an active JetBrains Toolbox subscription for any of the above products, we recommend that you upgrade right away. Want an easier way to update your JetBrains tools? Check out our great Toolbox App.

If you have questions about your licenses or need any other assistance, please get in touch with JetBrains sales anytime.

By the way, our suite of team tools has also switched to year.number versioning. Updates to YouTrack, Upsource and TeamCity numbered 2017.1 are available as well, with many exciting features for managing tasks, code reviews, builds and deployments.

With these releases out we’ve already started working on future updates and early access for 2017.2 should open very soon, shortly after the small Easter pause.

JetBrains
The Drive to Develop

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JetBrains: 2016 in Review

2016 was an important year for us as a company. The important changes we had introduced in 2015 made for a lot of work to do and kinks to iron out. The two biggest ones included the introduction of the JetBrains Toolbox subscription model, and new company branding.

tl;dr — we made it!

For more insights into the various JetBrains events and accomplishments in 2016, check out this 2016 Report.
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2016-report-appOur current licensing model is still young but the first year has showed it is viable both for our customers and for us. We see many customers use monthly subscriptions and we also see strong demand for ‘All Products Pack.’

Our user base is growing steadily and we’re planning to hit 4 million active users in Q1 2017.
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An important part of 2016 for us was Kotlin, its 1.0 release in February and its impressive community growth throughout the year. Do not miss the special section on Kotlin in the report.

Are there other things you want us to cover? Let us know!

Open the report!

P.S. At the end of the year we also launched our new ‘Developer Ecosystem Survey.‘ If you haven’t taken part, please do! We’re going to close it very soon.

Your JetBrains Team

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Happy Birthday JetBrains! How old are you?

“Oh, thank you!! I’m 17, ehm, no 15… well it depends :)”

Every year in early February we celebrate JetBrains birthday in our offices. While reviewing pictures from celebrations this year we noticed an interesting thing — different offices consider JetBrains age to be different? Why?!

Well, developers mainly think in code, and the first lines of IntelliJ IDEA code appeared in a product named IntelliJ Renamer and were developed by the company named IntelliJ Software back in 2000. It then became JetBrains. So it makes us 17 based on that.

But some people know and remember the date when the company named JetBrains was registered and it is exactly 2 years later, so they say it is 15. And who can know better than people in the headquarters, right?

In any case, no matter the age, we had a fun birthday party in all the offices.

Check out the mannequin challenge performed by the team in Prague (can you notice anyone blink?)

“Code is Art” masterpiece created by the team in Munich (click for more pictures and the result)
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and a gorgeous 17-shaped cake for our biggest team in St.Petersburg.
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Do you celebrate your company birthday? How do you calculate the age?

Happy Birthday, JetBrains!
Happy coding to you, our users!

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Take part in our Developer Ecosystem Survey 2016


Update (March 8th): The survey has been closed. We’re working on processing the responses and will publish the results soon. Stay tuned!


We at JetBrains love talking to developers, be it our users or not. Partly it is because most of us are developers too. But also because it is crucial for us to understand our users as best we can, to know what worries them and what makes them happy.

That’s one of the reasons we attend close to a hundred of events worldwide every year—to talk with you face to face. That’s also why we have many channels of feedback where our users can tell us anything related to our products.

But we still want more.

Our line of products for developers and teams includes more than 20 products and supports all of the top languages and technologies. Close to 4 million developers use our tools today. We think this places us right in the middle of the developer ecosystem.

Developer Ecosystem Survey_250x250To take a better look at this ecosystem, we’ve just started something new: Developer Ecosystem Survey.

We plan to run it regularly so we can better understand what’s going on in our world, and get a true feel of it. Once completed, we will share the results to help us, you and everyone make informed decisions when choosing a tool or technology. Our goal is to attract developers from everywhere (the survey is available in 13 languages), including users of all IDEs or editors, as we want to get the whole picture which is as accurate as possible.

So, let your voice be heard! Complete our survey and get a chance to win some cool prizes, too!

And make sure to share it to your friends and colleagues.

The survey should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete.

The JetBrains Research Team

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Adaptive Learning Content Competition

Being a developer means never stopping learning, and it’s one of the most challenging and exciting aspects of our profession. On the flip side, it also means sharing knowledge and teaching, welcoming and helping newcomers to become a part of the IT world.

If you feel the same and have any tech-related educational content you want to share, are interested in a totally new adaptive learning approach, and ready to compete for prizes of up to $10,000 – you’re welcome to take part in Stepik’s Learning Content Contest!

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JetBrains Road Trip Asia: meet us soon in Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing

This November JetBrains team comes all the way to Asia visiting Tokyo (20.11 – 23.11), Seoul (23.11 – 25.11) and Beijing (25.11 – 28.11)! Together with our own and invited speakers and partners, we’ll talk about modern software development languages, share best practices of using JetBrains tools, visit some of our customers and partners in the area, and participate in user group meetings, conferences, and more.

Most of the arranged events have been overbooked within days of the announcement. Even if the one you would like to visit is not available, we would like to encourage you to register for a waiting list. In this case we will have a chance to confirm your registration if some other attendees cancel, or send you the video recordings after the event in any case.

Please check out the full blog post with information in Japanese, Korean and Chinese to learn more if you’re in the area.

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JetBrains Becomes an Official Coding Tools Sponsor of Major League Hacking in Europe

mlh_jbJetBrains has been committed to supporting the next generation of software developers for many years. We believe that students, teachers and academic institutions should have access to the best possible tools, and there shouldn’t be any price tag attached to that. We were all learners once!

Over the years, JetBrains has provided Classroom Licenses to more than 6,000 educational institutions, and a few days ago the number of students who have received JetBrains Student Pack crossed the 400,000 mark.

JetBrains is always looking into new ways to support the community, and Major League Hacking has been on our radar for a few years. MLH are powering over 200 weekend-long hackathons engaging more than 65,000 students around the world, providing valuable expertise and support to event organizers. Many JetBrains employees are huge fans of hackathons too and, in fact, we have our own JetBrains hackathon organized annually for employees and guests.

We are pleased to announce that JetBrains has partnered with MLH for this hackathon season! As an Official Coding Tools Sponsor of Major League Hacking EU Season 2016-2017, we are providing access to JetBrains Toolbox. This means all participants of MLH hackathons in Europe get all of JetBrains IDEs and .NET tools free for 1 year, in addition to other goodies. So if you are one of them, make sure you grab a coupon code at the registration desk and redeem it before December 31, 2017.

And while you are reading this, it seems like a good time to note once again that JetBrains desktop tools are always free for students, teachers and educational institutions. Get your license now!

mlh-logo-grayscaleMajor League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, they power over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

Have a question about MLH? Head over to their FAQ to find some answers to common questions, and be sure to check where the next event is taking place.

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