Author Archives: Mala Gupta

Java 13 and IntelliJ IDEA

With Text Blocks, Java 13 is making it easier for you to work with multi-line String values. You would no longer need concatenation operators or escape sequences for your HTML, XML, JSON, or SQL queries, stored as String values. Java … Continue reading

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Refactoring: Inline Method in IntelliJ IDEA

The idea of Inline Method Refactoring is simple – replace a method call with its contents. Still, it is really powerful. But to appreciate its power, you need to know its use cases. Let’s understand why, when, and how to … Continue reading

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Refactoring: Extract Variable in IntelliJ IDEA

As a code base ages, new code is added, and the existing code is modified to meet the business requirements. This can often have a negative impact on the design and structure of the code. Developers may fear working with such … Continue reading

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Java 12 and IntelliJ IDEA

With switch expressions, Java 12 is enhancing one of its basic language constructs – switch – to improve everyday coding experience for developers. Benefits are multi-fold. As compared to the ‘traditional’ switch constructs, switch expressions can return a value. The ability … Continue reading

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