IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP + Kotlin = Love

Posted on by Andrey Cheptsov

Now that IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP is available, we keep updating it every week, as promised. Every update brings more new features and bug-fixes, according to your feedback in the EAP discussion forum and our issue tracker.

The EAP build we published yesterday comes with a cool bundled Kotlin plugin:

kotlin_new_project

As those following the latest news in the Kotlin blog may know, the Kotlin team is working hard to make it ready for the release this year. If you haven’t given Kotlin a try yet, today may be a good time. One place to start would be the language syntax basics.

Another notable improvement is support for the RegEx case transformation syntax in Find and replace:

find_and_replace_regexp

The supported commands include “\l”, “\L”, “\u”, “\U” and “\E”. If you wonder where such syntax comes from, check out the Perl documentation.

The full list of changes is available in the release notes.

Develop with Pleasure!

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8 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP + Kotlin = Love

  1. Alex says:

    July 1, 2015

    Why did you put Kotlin after Scala in the list? 🙂 Kotlin should be first.

  2. Oleg Android says:

    July 4, 2015

    Thank you for your job!

    The case transformation is awesome. But there is one thing I want to mention. There is too much empty space in the find/replace-panel. And it is totally useless. In previous versions of IDEA there were some useful controls and checkboxes.
    Look at this picture to understand what I mean:
    http://i.imgur.com/brP5CQ4.png

    Can you put those checkboxes back (at least if there is a free space) ?
    That’s how it worked in previous version:
    http://i.imgur.com/U8xJWx0.png
    It was very convenient. I was using them all the time.

  3. popalka says:

    July 4, 2015

    Previous find-replace setting panel with check boxes was more usable, because it need less mouse clicks to select desired option.

    • Oleg Android says:

      July 4, 2015

      Yes and yes! Totally agree!

    • Oleg says:

      July 6, 2015

      Totally agree! It was very convenient.

  4. nir says:

    July 5, 2015

    why not add to intellij javafx scene builder? since oracle began releasing just the souce code i think it great idea to add this to intellij

    • Arild says:

      October 1, 2015

      Agreed!

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    October 5, 2015

    […] Anfang Juli implementierten die IntelliJ IDEA-Entwickler ein neues Test-UI sowie ein Plug-in für Kotlin. Bereits zu Beginn der Entwicklung der auf Java- und JavaScript-Plattformen abzielenden […]

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