Category Archives: New Features

Big Data Tools 0.0.356: Minor Improvements and Stability Fixes

Last week we announced the very first version of our new IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate plugin aimed at providing tools for working with Big Data. Currently, the plugin’s functionality is limited to the support for Scala and built-in integration of Zeppelin … Continue reading

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Meet Big Data Tools – Spark Integration and Zeppelin Notebooks in IntelliJ IDEA

Hooray! Today we have some exciting news for you. After all, it is not often JetBrains introduces new developer tools. Now that you’re excited as well, we’re very pleased to announce Big Data Tools – a new IntelliJ IDEA plugin … Continue reading

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Integrating Developer Experiences — The Build Server Protocol in the IntelliJ Scala plugin

IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE – an Integrated Development Environment. I want to focus on the “Integrated” in this post, which is based on my Scala Days talk. Many developers believe in the “one tool, one job” UNIX philosophy of … Continue reading

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IntelliJ Scala Plugin 2019.2: Functional Code Highlighting, Fine-grained Type Diff, Case Clause Completion, Build Server Protocol, and More

The 2019.2 release of the Scala plugin offers many improvements in different areas. The key focus of this release is a new code highlighting paradigm whereby the highlighting is now cleaner, yet provides even more coding assistance. 1. Functional code … Continue reading

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How to use the new features of IntelliJ Scala plugin 2018.2

The recently released IntelliJ Scala plugin 2018.2 offers many new features and improvements. Here’s a tutorial on how to use them: To play with the implicit-related improvements, paste the following code into Project View:

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IntelliJ Scala plugin 2018.2: advanced “Implicit” support, improved patterns autocompletion, semantic highlighting, scalafmt and more

First of all, we want to thank all the contributors who have helped us to implement so many useful new features, bug-fixes, and refactorings. You really inspire us to do our very best work. Your input is greatly appreciated! Let’s … Continue reading

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Ammonite Support

Ammonite, developed by Li Haoyi, is a well-known toolset that lets us use Scala language for scripting purposes. It contains a modernized REPL, a replacement for the Bash system shell, a Filesystem Library, and specific notations for more productive scripting. … Continue reading

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IntelliJ Scala plugin 2018.1.9: Literal Types, Infix Type Notation, better Error Highlighting

We have exciting news to share with you – the IntelliJ Scala plugin 2018.1.9 is now available! Get the fresh build here or update your plugin via IDEA / Settings / Plugins. Let’s cut to the chase and take a … Continue reading

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IntelliJ Scala plugin 2018.1: inline hints, better Structure View, improved refactoring, and greater usability

Meet the newly released Scala Plugin 2018.1! It’s packed with a whole variety of features, improvements and bug-fixes, and ready for download. In preparing this release for you, we’ve focused on the overall quality and UI/UX aspects, but also managed … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA Scala Plugin 2017.3: Lightbend project starter, Ammonite support, Parallel indexing, and more

First of all, we want to thank all the contributors who helped implement many useful features, bugfixes, and refactorings. You really inspire us to do our very best work. Your input is greatly appreciated! Now let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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