Category Archives: Behind-the-scenes

Software Development the JetBrains Way: Dogfooding and Other Key Principles

JetBrains has turned 20, and over the years, we’ve honed methods for development that match the style, values, and needs of our company. These processes work so well for us that we want to share them with others. Dogfooding, for … Continue reading

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JetBrains 20th Birthday Round-up

On February 5th we celebrated JetBrains 20th birthday with our beloved community online and in the special section of JetBrains 2019 Annual Highlights. Thank you for the heartfelt and warm birthday greetings that we received. We appreciate the love and … Continue reading

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JetBrains 7th Annual Hackathon: Arranged Differently

Arranging a new hackathon The arrangement With the expansion of JetBrains this year and the move into our new offices, we had to push back this year’s hackathon a little bit. But, if anything, this ignited the drive to develop … Continue reading

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JetBrains 6th Annual Hackathon: Shiftius Altius Ctrlius

The Hackathlon “Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” — Michael Phelps, winner of 23 Olympic gold medals Faster. Higher. Stronger. The stage was set for the event of the year; the coveted … Continue reading

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JetBrains 5th Annual Hackathon: Logged in History 1st Prize to Ideolog

Looking back at Hackathon 5 “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs. In two days that is exactly the attitude a determined few embraced. With JetBrains’ 5th … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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JetBrains 3rd Annual Hackathon: New-Generation Debugger Grabs 1st Place

JetBrains 2015 Hackathon took place July 9-11 at our offices in St. Petersburg and Munich, with additional team members joining remotely. The basic idea was to have some fun and build something viable from scratch in a short time frame. … Continue reading

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JetBrains Way to C++: The Inside Story of Our Journey

Introduction For the last 15 years, JetBrains has provided software developers with tools to make them more productive, work faster, and solve mundane tasks in an automatic way. From smart IDEs and code editors to teamware tools, the JetBrains portfolio … Continue reading

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JetBrains 2014: The Year in Review

Our team was hard at work in 2014 delivering new releases of our existing products and bringing new ones to market. In this post we are going to take a look at those and some of the other biggest moments … Continue reading

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Animatron: HTML5 Animation Editor Inspired by Middle-School Homework Assignment

This guest post is by Dmitry Skavish, Co-Founder and CEO of Animatron.  A couple of years ago, JetBrains helped us start our company, Animatron, with the goal of building a visual HTML5 animation editor that allows you to create mobile-friendly interactive … Continue reading

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