IntelliJ IDEA 16 EAP: Better Spring Boot Support and Kotlin 1.0 RC
Those who work with Spring Boot projects should give this build a try because we’ve added a number of improvements in this area, including better coding assistance.
Find usages for configuration properties
Now you can find usages of your custom configuration properties in your application configuration files and additional metadata files. To do that, click the gutter icon (equal to Navigate → Related Symbol) or simply call Show Usages via Alt+Ctrl+F7 (Alt+Cmd+F7 for OS X).
Code completion and error highlighting for configuration values now works in YAML configuration files as well.
Various issues with key completion have been fixed.
Everybody loves custom banners. Enjoy smart completion there too now:
@SpringApplicationConfiguration is now correctly detected in test context setups.
Spring Boot starter imports
A smart quick fix is offered upon detecting certain “known” key annotations/classes:
And finally the last, but not the least:
- Value provided for Name will automatically applied to Artifact as well as the resulting Project name
- Non-available starters now show the required Spring Boot version in their tool tip
Stay tuned to our blog because soon there we’ll be publishing news about new features in Spring and Spring MVC support.
Kotlin 1.0 RC
In other news, Kotlin ships its first public RC build, which is now a part of IntelliJ IDEA 16 EAP. More details, including the list of changes since Beta 4 can be found in the release announcement.
Develop with pleasure!