Emilio Suarez's WebLog

Thursday, November 15, 2007

IntelliJ IDEA 7

It is finally here... IntelliJ IDEA 7 is out of beta and a released product... and what a nice improvement.

It has a lot of improvements to work better with Spring and Hibernate, Web Services, J2EE, JPA, JSF and GWT. It even includes top-level support for Groovy, Ruby, JRuby, Grails and Rails. There is also an easy way to import an existing Eclipse project into IDEA, which is what most of our developers use in my project. It also includes code coverage using Emma when running your JUnit tests in the IDE and a very slick Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM). And as usual, the refactoring support is much better, including support for refactoring XML, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

In summary, it is a great improvement over the previous version, and a definite upgrade.

2 Comments:

  • Been using the Spring and Emma support. Good stuff. BTW, if you're on a dual core, modify the startup script to use ConcurrentMarkSweepGC for a nicer experience.

    By Blogger dolan, at 4:50 PM  

  • Cool... thanks... yes I am using a MacBook Pro 2.2 Core 2 Duo... lightning fast!

    By Blogger Emilio, at 4:14 PM  

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