Celebrate this Friendship Day with JetBrains… and unwrap your presents!

Did you know there was such a thing as International Friendship Day? To be honest, until recently, we did not. And today is it.

It helped us realize we have so many friends around the world – over 5 million in fact! So we thought, what a great opportunity to celebrate these wonderful friendships and let you know how much you mean to us!

Some sources say Friendship Day falls on August 1st. No problem – we can start celebrating now and finish on the 1st. How’s that for a plan?

What’s the one thing that makes a celebration special? Getting together someplace nice… Cracking open a bottle of the bubbly… Sure, but how about some presents?

What could it be, we thought. Something that both new and old friends would appreciate. Something that could stay with you.

After a lot of heated discussions we came up with this:

Starting now and only for the next 50 hours, through Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11:05 AM CDT (or 18:05 CEST), all JetBrains Toolbox products are available at an astounding 50% discount!

frienship dayYes, you read it correctly: 50% off new personal annual subscriptions AND renewals! The All Products Pack with all its 15 products is included too!

50 hours may seem like a long time, but times flies like an arrow. So, treat yourself to a friendly tool from JetBrains now or extend your existing subscription – and get coding celebrating!

And remember, friends don’t let friends use mediocre coding tools. Pay it forward – show your friends you are thinking of them today. Let them know about the JetBrains party if they are into coding too, and let’s make our friendly family even bigger! :)

Happy Friendship Day!
Your friends at JetBrains

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Deprecation Notice: outdated license server no longer supported in JetBrains products

JetBrains License Server is a web application that enables administration of floating licenses. The new license server features a fully revised user experience including easier installation, integration with the JetBrains Account service for license management, and a new communication protocol between the product and the license server.

If you don’t use the license server yet and think it could be a good match for you, please check out this page and feel free to contact us for more details.

What is going on?

Starting with the 2018.2.1 release of JetBrains IDEs (to be released in Q3 2018) and 2018.3 release of .NET tools (to be released in Q4 2018), products will no longer obtain license tickets from the old versions of JetBrains license servers (versions prior to #16429 which was released on March 19, 2018).

If you are currently using an outdated license server, you should update it to the latest version.

Please note that if you are using a product version older than 2018.2.1 (for IDEs) or 2018.3 (for .NET tools), it will be still possible to use an old license server.

Am I affected?

If you are using a JetBrains license server prior to version #16429 (released: March 19, 2018), you will be affected.

To find the version number of the license server you are using, look in the license server log or in the web interface.

Alternatively, all clients (JetBrains IDEs since version 2018.1 and .NET tools since the upcoming version 2018.2) that obtain license tickets from an outdated license server will show a notification indicating that an outdated license server is being used:


What do I need to do?

Please update the license server to the latest version by following the upgrade procedure described in the documentation.

Your JetBrains Account profile should be authorized to use a JetBrains license server. Please contact JetBrains Sales if you need any assistance with such authorization. If you are not sure whether you have obtained such permission before, we recommend that you reach out to us anyway so that we can minimize any possible downtime of the license server while the authorization is being granted.

Should you have any questions or requests about old license servers, please contact us by completing the form on the deprecation notice page for quick assistance or contact License Server support via license-server-support@jetbrains.com.

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New icons in IntelliJ Platform 2018.2

One of the main goals of all the products we create at JetBrains is to increase our productivity as developers. And we’re ready to go the extra mile to achieve this.

This year IntelliJ IDEA turned 18. Through all these years, the IDE has got lots of nice features, and for many of them, dedicated icons were added. As a result, there are colorful icons all over the interface.

2017.3@2xMain toolbar in IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3. Almost all icons have at least two colors and complex shapes.

Such abundance of color and detail distracts from the main purpose of the IDE – working with code efficiently. To help maintain focus and productivity, a clearer UI was needed.

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The Developer Ecosystem 2018: What is driving the programming world

Did you know that in 2018 …?

– The top 3 primary programming languages are Java, JavaScript, and Python.

– One out of five Kotlin developers works in a company of more than 5,000 employees.

– Programmers are moving away from self-hosted and on-premises solutions and embracing major cloud providers.

– Developers are sleeping more hours a day, on average, compared with 2017.

We at JetBrains have revealed these and dozens of other significant facts about developers and technologies after running our annual Developer Ecosystem survey.

To identify what is driving the world of code in 2018, and how these trends compare with 2017, we’ve collected and analyzed the opinions of more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries.

Same as last year, we are now sharing the most interesting findings and insights of 2018. We also applied the same Methodology as we did last year, to make it possible to compare the current results with the Developer Ecosystem 2017.

The State of Developer Ecosystem 2018The Developer Ecosystem 2018 infographics cover even more topics about us developers, including Programming languages (now with Go and Kotlin sections), Development environments, Databases, Team tools, Open source, Cloud technologies, DevOps, and new Fun facts about us developers.

View The State of Developer Ecosystem 2018 Report

The study consisted of 150+ questions, though not all were included in the report. The full results will be shared later when we publish the anonymized raw data. Stay tuned!

Of course, we’ll continue tracking the development trends and will run our Developer Ecosystem survey again in 2019. If you want to be a part of it, join our Survey Panel!

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JetBrains Developer Recognition Program adds Google Developers Experts and All Products Pack

All active Google Developers Experts, Java Champions, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and ASPInsiders are now eligible to receive a free subscription to JetBrains All Products Pack.

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For years JetBrains has run a number of community support programs that have provided free product licenses to eligible students and instructors, open source projects, user groups, and communities. Through December 2017, nearly 1,000,000 free licenses were given out through support programs (see 2017 Annual Highlights).

Previously all active Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, ASPInsiders, and Java Champions received a complimentary subscription to directly related products. The new JetBrains Developer Recognition Program has been expanded to include Google Developers Experts and will offer a free subscription to JetBrains All Product Pack. Eligible developers will get access to all of our desktop products including IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, ReSharper Ultimate, Rider, GoLand, and our other IDEs.

JetBrains strongly believes in supporting technology experts who are actively involved in sharing their knowledge and passion with the community. Approximately 1,000 developers already take part in JetBrains Developer Recognition Program. Existing members who have received licenses through the program will get an email with instructions on how to upgrade their license. If you did not receive an email or have any questions, please contact community-support@jetbrains.com. Other active members can apply now.

We thank you and appreciate your continued support!

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Educational Products: New Features for Course Creators

JetBrains’ Educational Products now support Java, Kotlin, and Python. Technically, all the educational features are implemented as a special EduTools plugin, so you have a choice of IDEs to use – IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, or PyCharm – in your learning and teaching. One of the major advantages of making a plugin for us as developers is the freedom to share new features. No matter what release stages our IDEs are on, we can update the plugin anytime and let you try all the freshly baked features while they are still hot from the oven.

Last week, we updated the EduTools plugin to version 1.5 and want to tell you about some major features you can now try.

Open a course as an educator
Group lessons into sections
Create tasks with dependent answer placeholders
Write task descriptions, with full IDE support

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JetBrains Security Bulletin 2018 Q1

We have resolved a series of security issues in our products within the first quarter of 2018. Below is a summary of the more important ones, including the description and the version in which they were resolved.

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Educational Products by JetBrains

Back in 2015, when we announced JetBrains’ new brand, we were talking about the drive that identified us as a company and as developers, and united us with our users. We were talking not only about the drive to develop but also about the drive to face new challenges and to make a dent in this world.

Today we’re taking another step to prove our beliefs. Please welcome the free and open source Educational Products by JetBrains.


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Python Developers Survey 2017 Results: Learn about the community

At the very end of 2017, the Python Software Foundation together with JetBrains conducted an official Python Developers Survey. We set out to identify the latest trends and gather insight into how the Python development world looks today. Over 9,500 developers from almost 150 countries participated to help us map out an accurate landscape of the Python community.PythonDevelopersSurvey2017We are super-excited to share the results of the survey with you!

View the results of Python Developers Survey 2017

We hope the survey findings will help all of us better understand the current state of the Python developer community, see the big picture, and answer some potential questions. Find out about the most popular types of Python development, trending frameworks, libraries and tools, additional languages used together with Python, adoption rates of different Python versions, and gain many other insights into the world of Python.

We couldn’t include all the potential findings into the report without bloating it. If you have specific questions that are unanswered, send them to us and we’ll dig into the data for an answer. Or if you want to delve into the data yourself, we’re also sharing the raw survey data, which anyone can use to arrive at their own conclusions and additional findings.

We’ll be glad to learn about your findings! Please share them on twitter or other social media mentioning @jetbrains‏ and @ThePSF with the #pythondevsurvey2017 hashtag. We’re also extremely open to any suggestions and feedback related to this survey so we can run an even better one next time.

Huge thanks to all the participants of the survey and to the amazing team at PSF and JetBrains that worked hard to make this happen!

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Update on SSH Access to GitHub in IntelliJ-based IDEs

GitHub introduced a change last week that drops support for weak cryptographic keys. This has resulted in connectivity issues for some users who are connecting to GitHub using SSH and the built-in client SSH Executable.

To rehash, there are two ways to work with Git and SSH when using any of the IntelliJ-based products:

  • Using Built-in SSH client
  • Using Native SSH client

This setting is configured under Version Control | Git | SSH executable:

It is only when you use the built-in client that this causes issues with the recent changes with GitHub.

This issue has already been fixed for 2018.1 EAP and will be available in the release version. In the meantime, as a workaround, you can switch to using Native support. Please note however that when using this option, if your SSH keys are protected with a passphrase they need to be added at system level. This is usually done by using a tool such as ssh-agent.

We are also backporting the fix to 2017.3 and the EAP for this is already available, with the release version due out in the coming weeks.

To recap, your options right now are:

  • Use 2018.1 EAP
  • Use 2017.3 EAP
  • Switch to use Native as a workaround

We do apologize for not having resolved this issue sooner and will strive to improve.

The JetBrains Team

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