Go the Distance: GoLand 2018.1 is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce that GoLand 2018.1 is now available for download.

This release is an important milestone for our team as it’s the first massive update to the IDE since its launch four months ago. The update focuses on making the coding assistance, the IDE is proud of, even smarter, and also on polishing up the integration of many of other tools the IDE runs with along the way. The update supports partial Git commits, integrates Dep, makes it possible to debug local Go processes, improves Docker Compose support, features smart coding assistance for editing Kubernetes resource files, and much more. Here’s a list of the most notable changes:

  • Go
    • Dep integration
    • Run and Debug
      • Attaching Debugger to local processes
      • Running multiple files via Build run configuration
    • Coding assistance
      • Full support for Go 1.10
      • Move refactoring (within a single package)
      • Negate completion
      • New Postfix templates: .if and .p
      • Default values completion
      • Lots of new intention actions and quick-fixes
      • New formatting options and auto-formatting on Enter
      • Optimize imports on-the-fly editor option
      • Reworked Documentation pop-up (now with example functions)
      • Handling imports on Paste and custom templates for Scratch Files
      • Auto-import now works only when the result has no errors
    • Performance
      • The option to not index the entire GOPATH (suitable when using a dep manager)
      • Faster Rename and Find Usages for global symbols
    • Other
      • Better Test Runner (respects tests hierarchy and improves tests output)
  • Git
    • Partial Git commits
    • Abort Rebase, Continue Rebase, and Skip Commit actions in the Branches pop-up
  • JavaScript & TypeScript
    • Full support for TypeScript 2.7
    • Surround with type guard quick-fix
    • Rename provides an option to safely rename the file as well
    • Reformat with Prettier
    • Extract a Vue component refactoring
  • Deployment
    • Docker Compose workflow improvements
    • Smart coding assistance for editing Kubernetes resource files (both JSON and YAML)

To learn about these and other changes in more detail, take a look at the What’s New page.

To download the update, use either the download page or the Toolbox App.

As always we appreciate your feedback. Please share it here in the comments or if you prefer directly in the issue tracker.

Spread the word, and Happy developing!

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17 Responses to Go the Distance: GoLand 2018.1 is Here!

  1. Serg says:

    Thank you!
    Do you have plans to highlight internal packages with different color within Golang packages tree?
    Those are special in terms of import resolution.

    • Alexander Zolotov says:

      We wasn’t going to do this. You can do this by yourself, though:

      1. creating a scope at File | Settings | Appearance & Behavior | Scopes with internal||file:internal//* or just internal pattern
      2. choose a color for highlighting the scope: File | Settings | Appearance & Behavior | File Colors | Local colors

  2. ForkPosix says:

    I tried to update and no “Update and Restart”, only Download button. I am afraid this is a bit too disrespectful for people who paid for your product.

  3. runlevl4 says:

    2018.1 is telling me it’s already expired.

    • Florin says:

      Are you using an older EAP that you have not updated yet? What happens if you install the IDE from a download?

  4. Basab says:

    I am getting the following error. This was not happening on the EAP version before the final release of 2018.1

    • Basab says:

      GOROOT=/usr/local/Cellar/go/1.10/libexec #gosetup
      GOPATH=/Users/basab/gocode #gosetup
      /usr/local/Cellar/go/1.10/libexec/bin/go test -c -o /private/var/folders/ps/j05_6d4d3q1clb312ymlh_kh0000gn/T/___TestSuggestions_in_suggestions_suite_test_go -gcflags “all=-N -l” code.uber.internal/rds/contact_service.git/gateways/suggestions #gosetup
      /usr/local/Cellar/go/1.10/libexec/bin/go tool test2json -t /Applications/GoLand.app/Contents/plugins/go/lib/dlv/mac/dlv –listen=localhost:65228 –headless=true –api-version=2 –backend=default exec /private/var/folders/ps/j05_6d4d3q1clb312ymlh_kh0000gn/T/___TestSuggestions_in_suggestions_suite_test_go — -test.v -test.run ^TestSuggestions$ #gosetup
      could not launch process: EOF

      Debugger finished with exit code 1

  5. Pavel Varyukhichev says:

    It seems that debug of Go programs is broken. Any time I try it I get “could not launch process: EOF”. Previous version works correctly.

  6. Sergio says:

    Since this update, the ide is getting slower on syntax highlighting, live error checking, etc.

  7. James says:

    I’d love if the ‘TODO:’ highlighting in comments continued if the comments were contiguous, please make that a boolean setting.

    That is-
    //TODO: nice yellow italics
    //. Not italicized

    /*TODO: nice yellow italics
    also not italicized */

    Would love the second (and further) lines similarly italicized, if possible.

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