Web IDE — IntelliJ IDEA for HTML and PHP Developers

Eugene Toporov

Using IntelliJ IDEA on a daily basis, we’ve got used to its smartness while coding, and not only in Java, but also in XML, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, whatever, even in plain text. But there are SO many of our colleagues out there who do not know how great this feels when you’re developing with pleasure. Why? Many reasons, like doing only PHP development, for instance.

Earlier this year JetBrains released its first specialized Ruby on Rails IDE built on top of the IntelliJ platform. RubyMine’s been a huge success and still going strong! But the funny fact is that developers buy it just to use its JavaScript and HTML editors. I kid you not!

Now, please welcome the new specialized IDE built on the IntelliJ platform: JetBrains Web IDE. (The name isn’t final yet.)

JetBrains Web IDE inherits all the functionality of the latest IntelliJ IDEA (MAIA) for editing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, working with VCS, SQL and more, plus adds advanced PHP support and other tools specific to web development.

Web IDE 1.0 will be available in Q4 2009 in 2 editions: Standard Edition and PHP Developer Edition.

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To read more about JetBrains Web IDE and participate in the Early Access Program, visit the Web IDE EAP page.

Naturally, all PHP-related features will be available for IntelliJ IDEA users.

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4 Responses to Web IDE — IntelliJ IDEA for HTML and PHP Developers

  1. mhanney says:

    August 12, 2009

    I am delighted to hear the news about JetBrains Web IDE. I am one of those developers who uses RubyMine for its great JavaScript and HTML editors, navigation, refactoring tools, built in source control support, to name just a few reasons.

  2. MySchizoBuddy says:

    August 13, 2009

    I cannot seem to find the ruby on rails plugin in idea 9M1

  3. yole says:

    August 13, 2009

    The Ruby plugin is not available for IntelliJ IDEA 9.0M1. A version of the plugin compatible with IntelliJ IDEA 9 will be released at a later time.

  4. Geekycoder says:

    August 18, 2009

    I really welcome Intellij for web development but there is one serious deficiency that I yet to see it resolves. The Web Preview window is very useful for web development especially for Javascript testing and css/html design. However, it is totally unusable as it keep refreshing for every keystroke pause if the particular web file is still in editing (eg abc.html). It is akin to running Java app automatically as you are still coding the logic. At first, I thought it might be a bug but it is not. It is designed to work this way as there is no option to manually refresh the file. This probably due to the design that any external change to a file will be reflected ASAP in Intellij. This doesn’t make sense for Preview Window.

    Can Intellij personal look into it? Preview Window should not auto-refresh the page when the html file is opened in Intellij.
    I have added this in Jira since June.

    I raise this issue here because preview window is also available for IntelliJ IDEA for HTML and PHP Developers.



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