IntelliJ IDEA 8 Milestone 1 Is Here

It is really a lucky concourse of circumstances that today, 8/8/08, we’re releasing IntelliJ IDEA 8 Milestone 1!

This release is a preview of IntelliJ IDEA 8, which is due out by the end of Fall 2008.
Milestone 1 demonstrates greatly extended support for modern technologies, frameworks and languages, plus noticeably better IDE performance.
Here’s the list of major new features that are already available to try out:

  • JBoss Seam Integration
  • Javascript/Flex Debugger
  • Greatly improved performance
  • Spring 2.5
  • FreeMarker, Velocity, GWT 1.5
  • REST WebServices support
  • Struts 2
  • Multi-dialect SQL Console
  • New Java refactorings
  • Even smarter code completion
  • Numerous new code inspections
  • and many more

Read more about all the new features, watch them in live action, and get your copy of the fresh release to try it all for yourself.

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7 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 8 Milestone 1 Is Here

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    Rahul Pilani says:

    August 9, 2008

    Any plans to put in first-class Wicket support in Intellij 8?

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    tabrez says:

    August 12, 2008

    Please support multiple flavours of IDEs for different technologies(like Eclipse):
    IntelliJ IDEA for Java
    IntelliJ IDEA for Java Server
    IntelliJ IDEA for Ruby on Rails

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    WILLIAM says:

    August 13, 2008

    Improve IDE GUI. It responds so slowly sometimes, repaint issues also take place under some circumstances.

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    DL says:

    August 14, 2008

    No plans for backward compatibility Maven 1.x ?

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    Johanness says:

    August 15, 2008

    Last year you had this great “free upgrade to v. 7.0”-offer: “Buy 6.0 now, get 7.0 for free”. Will you do the same this year for 8.0?

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    Trejkaz says:

    August 15, 2008

    Who would want to install 3 different editors to do their job?

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    Egor Malyshev says:

    August 15, 2008

    There are people who are focused, for example on Rails or Python development. They will surely find a dedicated IDE more attractive, because it’s lighter and does not bother you with features you don’t need.
    Of course, there will be the full edition of IntelliJ IDEA that supports all the languages and technologies – for those who’s working with mixed-language projects.

    Watch our news releases and blog announcements 🙂

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