JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 5.0

New version fully supports JSP 2.0, expands J2EE, J2ME support and moreAugust 1, 2005

Prague, Czech Republic, August 1, 2005 — JetBrains™, Inc., creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing applications, today announced the release of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0, the newest version of the company’s award winning Java IDE (integrated development environment).

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 is a professional-grade tool for developers working in situations where time is money and sustained productivity is a measure of success. Staying always in close touch with those who use the IDE daily, Jetbrains carefully designed IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 to bring out the very best in Java development amplifying and validating their community-oriented approach with dedicated customer support for which the company is noted.

“Version 5.0 continues the JetBrains history of changing how developers think about programming,” said Eugene Belyaev, JetBrains president and CTO. “Developers, like athletes, sometimes refer to being ‘in the flow’ or ‘in the zone,’ where time recedes into the background and a person’s abilities open to their fullest. Tools that help developers reach this superstate are invaluable because developer productivity skyrockets, as those who use IntelliJ IDEA often attest.”

New powerpacked and enhanced productivity-boosting features include but are not limited to:

  • Web and Enterprise development
    • Enhanced JSP support (covering JSP 2.0) with unparalleled level of code understanding that IntelliJ IDEA users originally had for Java, including refactorings and code inspections, import optimization, code completion, validation, formatting, navigation, finding usages, etc.
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript and property files support, with all smart editing and error highlighting features, including code completion, refactorings, navigation, inspections, finding usages and more
  • More than 200 new code inspections including:
    • Revolutionary detection of possible NullPointerExceptions and API contract compliance verification based on Java 5.0 annotations that lets validate the code right in the editor as one is coding
    • Internationalization tool with dedicated inspection
  • Subversion and Perforce VCS integrations
  • Enhanced Codebase navigation and presentation including:
    • Favorites views
    • External stacktrace navigation with unscrambling support
    • Quick content lookup
    • Image files browser and thumbnails view
    • Backward and cyclic dependencies analysis for class/package/module/project
  • New refactorings and important improvements to the existing ones
  • More flexible debugger, with dependent breakpoints and custom object views
  • J2ME support
  • Import of JBuilder and Eclipse projects
  • Enhanced Open API for more flexible and complex extensions (with the new Plugin module type, for easier running/debugging/deploying); it is now possible to create language plugins, with the same level of editor smartness that IntelliJ IDEA provides for Java

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 is priced at $499 per license and is available for purchase on the JetBrains’ web site at For those who purchased IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 after May 1, the IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 upgrade is available free of charge via download from

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java integrated development environment, IntelliJ IDEA (see details on the Web at, ReSharper for C# developers (see and Omea Pro for users of extensive digital information (see JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see

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