Get the Most out of Java EE 7 with IntelliJ IDEA 13

We hope you are excited to try the freshly released IntelliJ IDEA 13 if you haven’t already. As announced, the new release comes with support for Java EE 7, the new version of Java enterprise platform released this year by Oracle, along with GlassFish 4.0, an update to the popular open-source application server.

IntelliJ IDEA 13 support for Java EE 7 is a lot more than just the new specs and versions. Together with overall user experience improvements, it brings in a new set of helpful productivity-boosting features:

  • Support for JSF 2.2, including a rich set of coding assistance features for flows, actions, contracts, pass-through attributes, and more.
  • Improved navigation, code analysis, and diagrams for injected beans, including CDI 1.1 annotations and beans.xml configuration.
  • New JAX-RS 2.0 and WebSocket annotations are supported with additional code completion and analysis for path parameters; improved REST Client tool window (now with authorization capabilities and requests history.)
  • Advanced coding assistance for batch jobs definition, including specific code completion, navigation, code analysis, and many more.
  • Easier project configuration: no need to download or configure Java EE libraries if they are bundled with application server you’re using.
  • The new dedicated tool window to navigate through project files and examine their relationships from the Java EE perspective.

IntellIJ IDEA 13 has also been updated with the latest versions of the top open-source and commercial enterprise application servers (released or available as an RC), including: WildFly 8, Tomcat 8, Weblogic 12.1.2, WebSphere 8.5.5, TomEE 1.5.3, Virgo 3.6.2, tcServer 2.9.3, and others.

Watch these videos to see IntelliJ IDEA 13 in action:

Also check out this quick tutorial on how to create, configure, deploy and debug Java EE 7 application in IntelliJ IDEA 13.

A few more videos that would surely help you get started with Java EE 7:

Stay tuned to our blog and updates on our JetBrains YouTube channel for more news and demos.

As always, please do post your suggestions and feedback on the discussion forum and in the issue tracker.

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