The Drive To Develop

In 2000, three friends set out to make their work easier by creating a tool that would remove mundane and somewhat inefficient tasks. This tool was called Renamer, and it had one job which was to rename things, a process now commonly referred to as rename refactoring.

Sixteen years later, and with nearly 600 more people, that tool still exists, does a whole lot more and is called IntelliJ IDEA. During this time, the company behind it has given birth to nineteen more products, expanding from providing tools for writing and maintaining code, to helping with application deployment and team collaboration.

It’s been a long and very pleasurable road. The journey continues, and it does so with a new look, and more drive.

Please welcome JetBrains’ new brand

JetBrains. The Drive to Develop

Why Rebrand?

We believe in order to align ourselves with the fast-pacing technology of today, we needed to find a new modern look, something that differentiates us from our………actually, no. Let’s drop the nonsense!

Rebranding is expensive, exhaustive and more importantly has emotional impacts. In a company like JetBrains with very low staff turnover, where the majority of the people that started back in 2000 are still here, a change like this is never easy. And this is not to mention you, our customers, that know us and identify us by certain logos and products.

If we are to rebrand, there definitely should be very good reasons to do so. We believe there are, mainly two:

JetBrains is not a single product. IntelliJ is not a company.

JetBrains is quite a flat company and teams mostly run autonomously. We trust that in giving people the freedom to do what they want brings out the best in them. However, this freedom can lead to certain inconsistencies when it comes to logos, design, etc. and consequently having an impact on branding.

People know IntelliJ IDEA. People know ReSharper. People know TeamCity, but they don’t necessarily know that these products are from the same company, nor do they know what other products JetBrains offers.

As more and more developers move towards polyglot programming, we are there offering our users the same experience in our products and services. It’s time to consolidate that in our branding too, and we hope this new consistent look and feel will allow you to better identify us.

It’s not just about Developing with Pleasure

Consistency isn’t the only reason we’re rebranding. We’re the company that has been making tools pleasurable to work with. But developing with pleasure isn’t what drives us. What drives us is the belief in that there are better ways to do things. That every problem that arises should be viewed as a new challenge, an opportunity to improve, a chance to innovate. That’s what gets us out of bed every morning.

And this drive isn’t unique to JetBrains. All of us have our own drive, have our own ambitions, and many of us share the ambition to make our small dent in this world, making it better.  We want our branding to identify us with you, our users, because we believe we have a lot more in common than merely wanting to work more efficiently.

This is our drive to develop. This is your drive to develop!



P.S.: Against any possible conspiracy theories that might arise, no, JetBrains is not getting acquired, it is not looking for investments and not preparing for an IPO. We remain true to our values and our customers, and continue as an independent privately held company.

Oh, and we’re not going all corporate on you, don’t worry!
The JetBrains Team

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Meet Us at Apps World in London, November 18-19th

apps_worldThe Apps World event returns to Excel, London. A leading multi-platform event in the app industry, Apps World features 350 exhibitors and is expected to attract 10,000+ attendees.

With 52% of Apps World attendees being developers, this is the place for all app technologies and related languages: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, Java, PHP, C#, Objective-C, Swift, C++, and much more.

You’ll meet members of the IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, RubyMine, AppCode, CLion and YouTrack teams. We are ready to talk to you about any product from the family.


Stop by JetBrains booth #224 for a chat, to get a personal demo, answers to all your questions, or simply an old-school polaroid photo with our cool team! We are there for you during both days.

We’ve just launched JetBrains Toolbox with simultaneous updates for all desktop products, so come for a quick tour around the new features and learn about our new licensing model.

And if you still don’t have your ticket, get a free exhibition pass now!

See you in London!
The JetBrains Team

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JetBrains Toolbox launches with simultaneous updates for all desktop products

Today is a big day because we’ve just updated the whole JetBrains Toolbox that includes all of our desktop tools, and also launched our new subscription-based licensing model for these products.

JetBrains Toolbox

Here’s a short summary and highlights of each product update:

  • ReSharper Ultimate 10 — ReSharper Build to avoid redundant rebuilds, continuous testing, timeline profiling inside Visual Studio, better code style management, NUnit 3.0 support, better understanding of C, new C++ quick-fixes and refactorings, improved JavaScript and TypeScript support including regular expressions and JSX/TSX syntax, decompiling to IL code.

  • IntelliJ IDEA 15 — new features related to debugger, better user interface, more built-in tools and integrations, further improved coding assistance, and out-of-the-box support for Kotlin.

  • PhpStorm 10 — improvements in PHP language support, editing experience, debugging, code analysis, and many more powerful features.

  • WebStorm 11 — support for TypeScript 1.6, Flow and Angular 2, integration with Yeoman, and additional across-the-board improvements.

  • PyCharm 5 — brings an outstanding lineup of new features, including full Python 3.5 support, Docker integration, and Thread Concurrency Visualization.

  • RubyMine 8 — improved experience in managing gems with Rbenv gemsets and a better Bundler, faster debugger and more.

  • AppCode 3.3 — support for Xcode 7, Objective-C generics and multiple Swift 2 features.

  • CLion 1.2 — introduces Google Test support, productivity features for CMake, C++ debugger performance improvements, and new VCS features.

  • 0xDBE 1.0 Preview — our database IDE is nearly finished. Please give it a try and share your impressions to help us polish it before its release to market later this year.

Starting today, all above products are only available under our new licensing model.

For everyone with a valid upgrade subscription, there is no need to switch to the new model immediately. You will still receive all product updates until your upgrade subscription expires. After that you will be able to switch to the new model and take advantage of the special offer we have for existing customers.

One important addition that JetBrains Toolbox makes possible is a special ‘All Products’ plan allowing you to use any of the above products depending on your current needs.

You are welcome to check JetBrains Toolbox pricing and terms & conditions at

Your JetBrains Team

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Meet Clear Measure, A JetBrains Training & Consulting Partner

In this interview with Jeffrey Palermo, CEO of Clear Measure, Inc., learn about current trends in developer tools and how JetBrains products such as TeamCity and ReSharper can help you take advantage of existing business opportunities.

Clear Measure

Hello and welcome Jeffrey. Can you please tell us a bit about yourself and Clear Measure?

Hello and thank you. My name is Jeffrey Palermo. I am Managing Partner and CEO of Clear Measure, Inc. a business critical custom software engineering firm in Austin, TX. We build and modernize your critical software assets, and we help you run them through their entire lifecycle.

From the perspective of your company, what are the obstacles and opportunities in technology that businesses are faced with today and what’s the role of developer tools? How important are they?

Ten years ago development tools and companies seemed to be focused around application components: user interface, grids, controls. Applications were being deployed on a much less frequent basis than they are today. We were in the middle of a huge Agile transformation, and companies were moving from deploying maybe twice a year, to deploying once a week or even faster moving applications deploying once a day. Developer tools were trying to answer the question: How can I write this code more effectively, faster and at a higher quality? Nowadays, there has been such tremendous innovation in that area that many of the developer tools are super cheap, standardized, or are free and open sourced. Vendors have continued to innovate and now the Agile movement that started in 2001, which started with programmers and changed the way they wrote and tested code, has now infected project managers. Projects can be managed in smaller chunks at a more rapid pace. It has changed the way systems administrators manage servers and the applications running on them. DevOps, in a lot of ways, is the agile principles applied to IT operations and custom software systems. There is a surge in developer tools in the DevOps space, which is the space of repeatable, automated operations.

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Final update on the JetBrains Toolbox announcement



  1. We are moving forward with subscriptions with important adjustments.
  2. You will receive a perpetual fallback license once you pay for a year up front or 12 consecutive months.
  3. You will receive up to 40% discount for continuous subscription.
  4. You will be able to use the software without an Internet connection.
  5. Current customers with active or recently expired upgrade subscription get first two years of subscription for the price of one.
  6. We still recommend you take 10 minutes to read it all for the complete details.

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We are listening

Final Update (September 18th): The licensing model had been updated. Read the update from our CEO Maxim Shafirov.

Update (September 8th): The licensing model announced previously including conditions and prices, is not final. Please expect updates next week.

Update (December 8th): we’ve closed comments under this blog post. Please contact our sales team with any questions you may have.

We announced a new subscription licensing model and JetBrains Toolbox yesterday. We want you to rest assured that we are listening. Your comments, questions and concerns are not falling on deaf ears.

We will act on this feedback.

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Introducing JetBrains Toolbox, easier access to your coding tools, more control and flexibility, and a lower entry price

Final Update (September 18th): The licensing model had been updated. Read the update from our CEO Maxim Shafirov.

Update 2 (September 8th): The licensing model announced previously including conditions and prices, is not final. Please expect updates next week.

Update: Please make sure you also read this short update to the announcement below.

Update (December 8th): we’ve closed comments under this blog post. Please contact our sales team with any questions you may have.

At JetBrains we believe that software developers are some of the most forward-thinking people in the world. They are the drivers of the incredible pace with which technologies are developed today. The progress made in software development in the last decade alone is unbelievable and software has become core to so many things today, from pens to spaceships. For us, being a part of such a diverse group of developer communities for over a decade has been a really exciting and enlightening journey.

While ways in which we develop software haven’t drastically changed over the past couple of decades, the role of those who write software has evolved. In effect, developers are no longer pigeonholed to a certain technology. They work with multiple languages, frameworks and platforms. And with this change come new needs.

What happens

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JetBrains 3rd Annual Hackathon: New-Generation Debugger Grabs 1st Place

JetBrains 2015 Hackathon took place July 9-11 at our offices in St. Petersburg and Munich, with additional team members joining remotely. The basic idea was to have some fun and build something viable from scratch in a short time frame.


Over the designated 48 hours of the Hackathon, 57 participants worked feverishly on 21 projects; eating, talking and dreaming code. Let’s get right to the meat and potatoes and tell you about this year’s projects.

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Introducing Hub 1.0 – JetBrains’ Teamware Connector

Please welcome Hub 1.0, a brand new user & permissions management tool, which connects our team tools YouTrack, Upsource and TeamCity. Hub is absolutely free and supports an unlimited number of users.

With Hub 1.0, you can connect multiple YouTrack and Upsource installations. Hub 1.0 supports YouTrack Stand-Alone only, while YouTrack InCloud will be supported later.

TeamCity will also join the club very soon with a special plugin, which is planned for the Q3 of 2015. This plugin will allow you to synchronize TeamCity users with Hub users, though groups, roles and permissions will be still managed in TeamCity.

See Hub in action in this short video:

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JetBrains Way to C++: The Inside Story of Our Journey


For the last 15 years, JetBrains has provided software developers with tools to make them more productive, work faster, and solve mundane tasks in an automatic way. From smart IDEs and code editors to teamware tools, the JetBrains portfolio covers many aspects of software development and supports a huge set of programming languages.

2015 has been a special year for us with the April introduction of ReSharper C++ and CLion, two entirely new products targeted at C and C++ developers.

We now have many of C and C++ development use cases covered. All of our C++ tools natively support C and C++, including the C++11 standard (with some limitations), libc++ and Boost, and correctly handle macros and templates.

ReSharper C++ is an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio, supporting the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler and associated Visual Studio toochain. CLion, on the other hand, is a stand-alone cross-platform IDE that supports the GCC and Clang compilers (note that, on Windows, you’ll need either MinGW/MinGW-w64 or Cygwin), GDB (or LLDB since the 1.1 version) as a built-in debugger, and CMake as a build system and project model.

The days leading up to and following the new products’ releases were full of excitement, various expectations and forecasts, and then the joy and anxious tracking of the first sales. But let’s go backwards and see how we got to this point and where all these products’ first ideas were born.
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