Category Archives: New Features

IntelliJ IDEA Scala plugin 2017.2: SBT 1.0, improved SBT Shell, Play 2.6 and better implicits management

This summer, we are happy to announce a number of new features and improvements in the Scala Plugin. Some of them we decided to introduce in the 2017.1 updates, as soon as they were ready. And the rest are coming … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA Scala plugin 2017.1.19: simplified Project View, ScalaTest selection by regexp, improved Akka support

After IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 was released, we have added many new features to the Scala plugin. Project View is simplified We have reworked and simplified navigation to Scala nodes: IDEA 2017-like icon style Type + Companion object nodes Flat package … Continue reading

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Scala plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1: Cleaner UI, SBT shell, REPL worksheet, Akka support and more

This update brings many new features and improvements in different areas: 1. User interface First, we’ve streamlined the project wizard: IDEA / SBT project formats are now clearly separated. SBT project is now the default format. There’s a brand-new SBT … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 RC: Scala.Js, Scala.Meta and More

Though we’ve been silent for quite a while recently, it doesn’t mean we’ve not been busy, so today we’re presenting the new features for Scala plugin RC for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 that we’ve just created.

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Beyond Code Style

They say “with great power comes great responsibility.” Because of the IntelliJ Scala plugin’s huge user base, most default settings tend to become de-facto standards in the Scala community, so we strive to choose the defaults wisely. Moreover, we believe … Continue reading

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Scala Plugin EAP Speeds Up Coding Assistance

Because of its nature, Scala code is really difficult to edit without proper coding assistance. And sometimes said assistance is too slow which makes it not that useful. That’s why we never stop improving our Scala plugin performance. This time we’ve … Continue reading

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IntelliJ API to Build Scala Macros Support

Today we’ve released a new Scala plugin EAP build. With this build, we’re happy to introduce an API that extends the IDE coding assistance to custom Scala macros. A macro is executed at compile-time and modifies the AST of your code: e.g. … Continue reading

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IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP Adds Postfix Code Completion for Scala

For Java, in addition to the regular completion, IntelliJ IDEA provides so-called Postfix completion: it lets you modify a previously entered expression by adding a “postfix” to it and pressing Tab. This way you can transform your code without unnecessary backward … Continue reading

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Testing Improvements

We’ve recently improved the support for Scala tests in IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP a bit. Read on to find out more details. Statically computed expressions in scalaTest/specs2/uTest2 test names are now supported, which means that along with string constants you can use constructions … Continue reading

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Debugging Lambdas and Macro Expansion Extractor

We have released a new EAP version of the Scala plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP. Here is a couple of new features we have added: Debugging: stopping at Lambda Expressions When you add a breakpoint to a line that contains a lambda … Continue reading

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