IntelliJ IDEA 11 is Out: Get Ready for a Productivity Takeoff!

Eugene Toporov

The newest version 11 of IntelliJ IDEA is available for immediate download!

Just as all previous years, this year of work brings a great amount of changes: a brand new streamlined user interface, impressive IDE performance optimizations and numerous improvements throughout the whole environment.

The key new features introduced in IntelliJ IDEA 11 include:

  • Support for web development with the Play framework.
  • Groovy 2.0 support with new intention actions and refactorings.
  • Gradle integration.
  • CoffeeScript editor with code assistance, inspections and formatting options.
  • Grails 2.0 support with all its features, including also Grails web-flow and Spock framework.

IntelliJ IDEA is now a first-class citizen on all of its supported platforms, with platform-specific features such as Mac OS X Lion full-screen support or drag-n-drop and symbolic links support on Linux and much more.

The updated IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition gets important improvements for Android development, including live preview of Android UI layouts and compatibility with the latest Android 4.0 SDK (Ice Cream Sandwich).

For further details check out what’s new, download IntelliJ IDEA 11 and develop with pleasure!

The IntelliJ IDEA Team

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39 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 11 is Out: Get Ready for a Productivity Takeoff!

  1. Rob Juurlink says:

    December 6, 2011

    IntelliJ IDEA 11 not yet available at
    Waiting for website update 🙂

  2. Victor says:

    December 6, 2011

    Lol, I’m with Rob here

  3. Sjoerd says:

    December 6, 2011

    It is live now! 🙂 Go go get it!

  4. Marek says:

    December 6, 2011

    This is great, but there is still no PHP plugin available; will it be any time soon?

  5. Steffen says:

    December 6, 2011

    +1 on Marek here.
    The only (not official?) way I know is to download phpStorm trial, expand it and c&p the php plugin into the plugins folder of IDEA.

    (There is a plugin repository page for IDEA, but the only php related I could find was some old deprecated plugin for version 8 or so…)

    @Intellij please provide a convenient solution for it (add it to the repo), since its an issue.

    Otherwise, great release, congrats! 😉

  6. Tom F says:

    December 6, 2011

    My personal license is still working, I bought it when IDEA 10 was released…

  7. Evgeny says:

    December 6, 2011

    Bug with window maximization ( still not fixed in this build. When build with fix will be released?

    There is no php plugin yet. When it will be available?

    Also still not fixed bug with new project creation when python plugin enabled. (

  8. sjc says:

    December 6, 2011

    ‘Get Ready for a Productivity Takeoff’ – as a php developer I’m thinking not so much. When will the suite of php related plugins be ready please?

  9. me says:

    December 6, 2011


  10. Matt K says:

    December 6, 2011

    I purchased and installed my IDEA 11 upgrade, only to find that the Ruby plugin is missing from the plugin repository. Will an IDEA 11 compatible version of the Ruby plugin be coming soon?


  11. GuinessDraft says:

    December 6, 2011

    I’m getting errors when hitting the Plugin Repository through a proxy server. I like the new look of the Plugin Manager, but when loading the list, I am getting timeout errors. Part of the list is loading, though. Funny, the Ruby plugin appears to be missing from the list.

  12. Ted Wise says:

    December 6, 2011

    The Ruby plug-in doesn’t appear to be present either.

  13. vgv says:

    December 6, 2011

    Can not download for more than 1 hour. Download page redirects me to

    Why are you do not make download via torrent available too (such many linux distros)?

  14. Andrea says:

    December 6, 2011

    I noted the same as @Ted , the Ruby plug-in doesn’t appear to be present.

  15. Jeff duska says:

    December 6, 2011

    There appears to be a number of problems with this release. Where can we report or discuss these issues?

  16. GuinessDraft says:

    December 6, 2011

    Plugin Manager has to be restarted after adding proxy, then no errors.

    Ruby plugin is also now available. Thanks!

  17. Dmitry Sobolev says:

    December 6, 2011

    Hi guys,

    is it possible to make a torrent distribution? Your servers are down…


  18. yole says:

    December 6, 2011

    As usual, you can report problems to our issue tracker at The discussion forums are at

  19. Matt Gibson says:

    December 6, 2011

    Why release without PHP??

  20. arno nyhm says:

    December 6, 2011

    how can i backup all my settings before upgrade to 11?

  21. Eugene says:

    December 6, 2011

    I’d like to hear official comments when the 11 Idea will support PHP

  22. Will says:

    December 6, 2011

    No PHP plugin available, either bundled in this release or through the existing plugin repository. This is a big issue.

    I can confirm the workaround Steffen describes (download phpStorm trial, expand it and c&p the php plugin into the plugins folder of IDEA) does work. This needs to be added to the official repository and bundled with the release package ASAP or there are going to be lots of confused/angry customers.

  23. yole says:

    December 6, 2011

    The decision to remove the PHP plugin from the distribution of IntelliJ IDEA is final, and we don’t have any plans to change it.

    The PHP plugin will be made available in the plugin repository later this week.

  24. David says:

    December 6, 2011

    Thanks guys! Great work on an amazing product!

  25. Blair says:

    December 7, 2011

    wow, Its good there is coffeescript support (upgrading to 11 here I go)…

    Some documentation about how to set it up so it can compile would be nice…

    The help files say you need node.js installed… ok, it is… now what?

    There is nothing in the Run/Debug windows around it… nothing in the compiler options in settings…

    There just isn’t anything to say to actually use this, what you need to do to get Idea to compile it / run it?

  26. opensas says:

    December 7, 2011

    Congrats on the playframework support, it was a long awaited feature, and it’s great to see you really care about us 😉

  27. Mauricio Limhares says:

    December 7, 2011

    Still missing official Scala support 🙂

  28. relgames says:

    December 7, 2011

    Is there a way to combine 2 bottom toolbars into a single one? I mean, there are 2 toolbars: one with “TODO”, “Changes” and “Event Log”, and another one with memory allocation, some icons, etc.

    Last one has a lot of free space; why these 2 toolbars are separated?

  29. Eugene Toporov says:

    December 7, 2011

    relgames, no there is no such possibility.
    The “TODO”, “Changes”, “Event Log” etc. are Tool buttons. And below it is the status bar.
    You can hide them both under View menu to get more screen space.

  30. Robert says:

    December 7, 2011

    When will all the new goodies filter down into RubyMine?

  31. yole says:

    December 7, 2011

    The new goodies are already available in RubyMine 4 EAP.

  32. Jens says:

    December 8, 2011

    When the new PHP plugin is published, will it work with PHPUnit 3.6 (see

  33. Rudy says:

    December 8, 2011

    It appears it is no longer possible to open multiple projects in multiple windows. And you can’t startup the application multiple times.
    For me, this is a major step backwards.

  34. yole says:

    December 8, 2011

    Please enable the option Settings | General | Confirm window to open project in.

  35. Eugene Toporov says:

    December 8, 2011

    The PHP plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 11 has been published. Check in plugin manager UI.
    As to the PhpUnit issue, it will be fixed in PhpStorm 3.0.1 and in a plugin released after this update.

  36. Alexander Orlov says:

    December 8, 2011

    I miss the TeamCity plugin.

  37. Alexander Orlov says:

    December 8, 2011

    Also I hope for GWT improvements in 11.5… A RequestFactory related feature I’ve proposed via YouTrack would be *really* nice. I have to justify the update of a couple of licenses for my company 😉

  38. bigCat says:

    April 23, 2012

    the new ctrl+d … and lost the position of the input, it’s inconvenient

  39. Peter Gromov says:

    April 23, 2012

    bigCat, could you please try 11.1.1, and if the problem persists, then file a YouTrack request and describe your situation in more details?


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