Nightly Builds of the Go Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA and Other IDEs

As you may already know, Gogland‘s functionality is now available as a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio and other JetBrains IDEs. Note that the plugin requires the IDE to be v2017.1 or higher version.

New versions of the plugin will appear along with (or right after) new Gogland EAP releases. For those who’d like to have access to the most recent changes and new features, we offer a channel with nightly builds of the plugin.

To receive nightly versions of the plugin, please register “” as a Repository URL in Settings | Plugins | Browse repositories | Manage repositories.

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Gogland EAP 7: Faster Completion, Package Rename, 2017.1 Platform Features, Plugin, and more

Following IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 released earlier today, a fresh EAP build for Gogland EAP 7 becomes available, bringing you more bugfixes and new features.

First of all, Debugger improvements.

Run to cursor action that resumes code execution and stops at a given line is now available both via shortcut and from the menu.

Breakpoints now support Conditional expressions that let you define conditions under which they will be hit:

Data representation inside Variables, Watches, Evaluate Expression, Inspect and inline information is improved: it displays nested objects, supports arrays, etc.

Also, the update brings several new intention actions, that let you add an alias for an import statement and replaces all usages accordingly:

And to invoke go generate for a generated comment at the caret:

The “err” live template has been improved and now it is aware of the error variables within the scope:

In Settings | Editor | General | Code Folding the IDE offers two new options (off by default): One line returns and One line panics. These options fold single-line if statements with return and panic statements inside to a more compact syntax:

We’ve merged changes from IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 that include all the platform improvements and new features, the most notable of which is the reworked Find in Path dialog, that now provides instant preview of the sought text and lets you jump to any result with Enter:

Another area of the platform improvements is JavaScript support, and it includes dozens of changes:

And, of course, many small, but important Go improvements:

  • Faster Code completion
  • Rename and Find usages for packages, imports and qualifiers
  • Validation of canonical import paths
  • File Rename now renames the corresponding test file as well
  • Highlighting and filtering generated files in Find usages/Refactorings according to the proposal
  • Bugfixes in the Formatter, Inspections, Refactorings and Completion

Last, but not least, we’re happy to announce the availability of the Go plugin for IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate and other paid IDEs which provides the functionality equal to Gogland.  Read the FAQ to see how it differs from the third-party plugin.

Note that there’s no patch update available due to the migration to IntelliJ Platform 2017.1.

That’s it for today. Feel free to give the new EAP build a try right away and share your feedback with us through the comments as well as the issue tracker.

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Gogland EAP 163.12024.20 is Out

Great news, everyone! Please welcome a freshly-baked EAP build, with more improvements and bugfixes. The new build can be downloaded from our website, without any forms and emails.

Major improvements include:

  • C syntax highlighting in injected fragments

  • Formatting with gofmt or goimports when saving files
  • Default location for new projects is now correct
  • Improved Implement interface action: it doesn’t add already existing methods; suggests only interfaces
  • Inspection for private fields with tags
  • Create function quick fix is available when functional types are expected
  • Adjusting import paths when renaming directories

For more details, see to the release notes.

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Gogland EAP 163.10615.22 Adds Parameter Name Completion

Holidays are finally over, and now it’s time to get back to work so we’ve prepared a fresh Gogland EAP build for you to download and try.

In addition to bugfixes, the new build features improved code completion features with Parameter Name Completion:

Gogland EAP participants can get this build via Check for Updates command right from the IDE. Everyone else have to sign up for the EAP, and then receive the download links via email.

If you haven’t heard of Gogland before, check out its official website and FAQ.

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Announcing Gogland – Brand New Go IDE from JetBrains

Three years ago we at JetBrains made a strategic decision to contribute to go-lang-idea-plugin, the open-source initiative aimed at building an IntellIJ plugin for Go. Over these three years we believe our efforts (3,000 commits in total) have helped rebuild the plugin from the ground up, giving users a more stable, extensible and feature-rich development experience.

Last year we started tracking the number of unique users of the plugin. This number has doubled in the last year alone up to 30K monthly active users. This fact, along with lots of users asking us to bring IntellIJ-like coding experience to Go, convinced us to finally fork go-lang-idea-plugin half a year ago and introduce our own IDE for Go. We assembled a dedicated team to work on improving Go tools support and overall development experience.

Today we announce Gogland, a brand new Go IDE and the latest addition to the IntelliJ family. Though Gogland is still under heavy development, today we’re opening its private EAP (Early Access Program), so you have a chance to become an early Gogland adopter.


For more about Gogland, please visit its official website. Also consider reading the FAQ.

To gain access to early builds of Gogland, please sign up for the EAP.

Note that Gogland is a codename and not the final product name. Send us your name ideas and suggestions!

The Gogland IDE Team

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