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IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2021.2 Is Out!
This release has been focused on significantly improving our plugin’s Scala 3 support. There are also several new features, including a Package Search integration and optional compiler-based error highlighting. Better Scala 3 support Indexing of Scala 3 libraries is now fast, precise, and version-agnostic. You can now create both sbt and .idea-based Scala 3 projects, and create Scala 3 SDKs the no
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2021.1 Is Out!
With this major version, we've focused primarily on the performance and overall quality of the plugin. We’ve still added a number of new features to help with day-to-day Scala programming. Let's take a closer look. 1. Kinds in type diffs 2. Machine learning completion 3. Phases and units in compilation charts 4. Scala 3.0.0-RC2 support 5. IntelliJ Platform plugin
IntelliJScala @ Scala Love in the City
It so happens that this year's Scala Days is Scala Love in the City. The online conference promises to be exciting. It includes some of the most well-known names in the Scala world, with Martin Odersky as a keynote speaker. And the virtual food is amazing ;) If you haven't registered yet, make sure to catch up before February 13. (Registration is virtually free!). The event is lovingly supported
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2020.3 Is Out!
Most releases are focused on editor features, but the stars of this show are parallel compilation and compilation charts. We also have a handful of editor goodies in store. Let's take a closer look. 1. Parallel Compilation 2. Compilation Charts 3. Enhanced Package Prefixes 4. MUnit Support 5. Scala 3 Improvements 6. And more! Parallel Compilation According
Enhanced Package Prefixes
What happens when you combine one obscure IntelliJ IDEA feature with two obscure Scala features? If you choose the right ones, their obscurities just might cancel each other out, so that instead making everything far more opaque you can get an intuitive and internally consistent system. Let's see how the upcoming version of the Scala plugin combines package prefixes with chained package clauses an
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2020.2 is released!
In addition to incremental improvements, this release brings a large number of essential new features to help with day to day Scala programming: 1. Auto-import for implicits 2. Indentation-based brace handling 3. First-class companions 4. Auto-import for object members 5. In-editor Scaladoc rendering 6. Completion improvements Auto-import for implicits Whi
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2020.2: Indentation-based Brace Handling
Because Scala is a curly-bracket language, adding and removing curly braces is an integral part of Scala programmers' everyday life. Those actions compound, so every improvement in this area matters. To understand the new advances, let us first take a take a look at it from historical perspective (or just watch this). Before At the beginning, there was no IDE assistance, so you had to tinker with
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2020.2: Auto-import for Implicits
Implicits are magical. But every wizard knows that any sufficiently complex magic requires a good enough magic wand. In the case of implicits, the Scala plugin can work just as well, or maybe even better. You can already use View | Show Implicit Hints (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + "+") to see beyond appearances: The Scala plugin can show you how impicits are derived and where they come from (NB: "a
Harmony @ Scala Love conference
Although we won't have Scala Days this year, the Scala Love conference is all the rage. The technology lets us transcend physical boundaries – we can unite while being far away... well, at least as long as there are tickets left ;) Owing to high demand, the IntelliJ Scala team has volunteered to extend the conference by hosting a third track called Harmony, in addition to the two existing o
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2020.1: Scala 3, Function Literal Highlighting, Unused Parameter Inspection, Smart Step Into, and BSP Support Improvements
While the key feature of the 2020.1 Scala plugin release is, of course, Scala 3 support, there are many features and improvements for all versions of Scala. Let's take a closer look. 1. Scala 3 support 2. Fine-grained error highlighting for function literals 3. Unused Parameter inspection 4. Smart Step Into 5. BSP support improvements Scala 3 support Now that Dotty is destined to beco
Scala 3 support in IntelliJ Scala plugin
We added basic Dotty support in the IntelliJ Scala plugin a long time ago, right after the announcement of Dotty. However, for a long time Dotty has been a dark horse, and aiming at a moving target hadn't been easy. So it was reasonable to put that task on the back-burner and focus on Scala 2 for a while. Now that Dotty is finally destined to become Scala 3 and the language features are getting mo
IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2019.3: Method Chain Hints, Scala REPL, Scala Worksheet, and ScalaTest improvements
Just like IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3, this release of the Scala Plugin is focused primarily on performance boosts and usability enhancements. And yet, we managed to sneak in a cool new feature as well. Let's take a closer look. 1. Method chain hints 2. Inlay hint settings 3. Searchable settings 4. Scala REPL improvements 5. Scala Worksheet improvements 6. ScalaTest gutter icons 7. Up-to-date Ja