Beyond Comparison: Compare Anything in IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA provides powerful coding assistance features, smart code completion, tons of inspections and context actions, and much more. But IntelliJ IDEA is not just an editor. It has powerful features that can make your user experience pleasant and easy as well. Today, we’ll take a look at the options you have for comparing various elements in IntelliJ IDEA. Comparing project files Let’s start with comparing files. Open the Project tool window by pressing ⌘ 1 on macOS (Alt+1 on Windows and Linux), or navigate to View | Tool Windows | Project. From there, select the files
Any Comments? Comment Your Code Like a Pro With IntelliJ IDEA
After reading the title of this post, many developers might think that it doesn’t make sense. Professional developers write their code in a way that it is clear and readable not only to them, but to any developers that deal with it in the future – without any comments. While this is true, if we’re completely honest, we know it isn’t always as easy as that in real life. So, let’s take a look at how you can comment your code quickly and efficiently. There are various types of comments in code and not all of them imply that your code smells. We can leave comments to clarify the code fo
Stay Organized with Tasks in IntelliJ IDEA
Integrate IntelliJ IDEA with your issue tracker and work with tasks assigned to you right from the IDE. No issue tracker? Create your own tasks!
The Truly Hidden Gems of IntelliJ IDEA
Take a look at some true gems of the IDE you thought you knew so well.
Tips and Tricks for the Project Tool Window
The Project tool window shows you the tree of your application along with its dependencies. It also allows you to create new classes, files, and folders, add frameworks, rename and relocate items, and so on. In IntelliJ IDEA, there are several options that can make your work with the Project tool window even more convenient. Let’s take a look at them. (more…)
IntelliJ IDEA how2pro 2020: Putting It All Together
The end of 2020 is just around the corner. What a year! Let’s look back at the past 12 months and recap the best IntelliJ IDEA: how2pro tips and tricks. (more…)
Alt+Enter: The Problem-solving Shortcut
Imagine that you have the entire IntelliJ IDEA interface at the tips of your fingers. IntelliJ IDEA has two shortcuts that can get you out of almost any kind of trouble: Shift+Shift to run Search Everywhere and Alt+Enter to invoke Context Actions. In one of the previous IntelliJ IDEA: how2pro blog posts, we talked about the Search Everywhere feature and how you can use it to search for code elements and even disable and enable IDE actions or assign shortcuts. Today, let's dive deeper into Context Actions. (more…)