IntelliJ IDEA Miscellany

Posted on by Egor Malyshev

Again here comes a pack of interesting links to browse through and have a break from the daily routine.

  • What really sets IntelliJ IDEA apart from any other IDE around is lots of tiny handy things that are always at your hand. This is one of the reasons why IntelliJ IDEA is that good.
  • If you’re working in a team, try the Shelve Changes feature of IntelliJ IDEA 7.0 Milestone 1. Read this story about how it helps merging code changes made by different team members.
  • I’ve made a small demo to show you the debugger interface improvements. Watch it live or download in archive.
  • If you’re having trouble hunting typos in your files, try SpellChecker plugin. It works well with the latest IntelliJ IDEA versions, despite all said on its home page. Though optimized to check java files, it can also handle HTML and JSP (you only have to select the entire file with CTRL+A).
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4 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA Miscellany

  1. Adrian Milliner says:

    April 24, 2007

    Did you deliberately misspell IDEA as “IEDA” when discussing the SpellChecker plugin? πŸ™‚

  2. Egor Malyshev says:

    April 24, 2007

    Oops πŸ™‚ No, it was just a random typo πŸ™‚

  3. Jean-Claude Pace says:

    April 25, 2007

    I too love IntelliJ IDEA and am frequently amazed when I think “I’ll try alt-Enter to see what happens” and am surprised that IntelliJ IDEA guesses exactly what I want. Where IntelliJ IDEA DOES get in my way is with the garbage collection. Often IntelliJ IDEA is sitting there in the background doing nothing while I work with some other application. Then I switch to IntelliJ IDEA, enter a couple of lines and….it freezes! I then look at the progress bar at the bottom of the screen and realize that it’s garbage collecting. This may even take a couple of minutes and may really block your train of thought. And I can’t help feeling how cool it would have been had IntelliJ IDEA done this maintenance task when it was sitting idly in the background while I was doing something else rather than come up with its cleanup routines right when I need it….

  4. evden eve nakliye says:

    April 26, 2007

    Thank you, very nice, thank you very very much.

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