Early Access Program Features News

IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 EAP is Open

Great news, everyone: we’re opening IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 EAP, a preview of the next IDE update planned for this summer! Besides fixing issues, we’ve also stayed busy working on new features that we hope you’ll like.

New feature highlights include:

  • General
    • The installer for Windows now comes with our custom JDK build where we address some issues with focus and font rendering.
  • Debugger
    • The Watches views has been merged with Variables for more convenience.
    • Multiline expressions are now supported in breakpoint’s Condition and Evaluate and log, and Data Type Renderers.
    • Try and return statements are supported in Evaluate Expression.
  • Version control integration
    • The Commit dialog now shows unversioned files (so you don’t forget to commit something important).
    • Patches can now be applied from the clipboard (the IDE will offer to apply the patch when it obtains focus), or by dragging a file into the IDE.
    • If a file has been moved or renamed since a patch was created for it, the IDE will try to figure that out or let you manually choose the file to apply the patch to.
    • The VCS log continues getting better with a handy loading progress indicator, a shortcut to navigate to the filter field, and tooltips for graph arrows.
  • Editor
    • Better spell-checking suggestions based on Damerau–Levenshtein distance.
    • Language injection now works in YML files.
    • Inspections based on Doclint for detecting Javadoc HTML problems.
  • Settings
    • Importing color schemes from Eclipse.
  • Spring Frameworks
    • Spring 4.3 core features, new inspections and better performance.
    • Better support for Spring Security 4.x.
    • Coding assistance for Spring MVC variables in FreeMarker and Velocity views.
    • Support for generics as qualifiers.
    • A lot of issues related to both Spring and Spring Boot have been fixed.
  • Android

That’s quite a list, huh? More is coming, so stay tuned for additional details on these features soon.

We kindly ask you to give the preview build a try and share your feedback with us. If you see a bug or a missing feature, go ahead and alert us via the tracker. With your help and contributions we’ll make the IDE even better.

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