JetBrains has released a major new version of its Java IDE with enhanced support for Java EE7, better Spring Support and new tools for Android development.
JetBrains has also shaped other IDEs. Google's Android Studio is based on the, free, Community Edition of IntelliJ IDEA and, as a result of JetBrain's collaboration with Google and Android developers. the new release includes a new Gradle-based build system and an improved editor and UI designer for Android development.
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The new release has complete support for Java EE 7 and support for the latest versions of the enterprise application servers including Glassfish 4, Wildfly 8 and Tomcat 8. This video gives an overview of IntelliJ IDEA 13's support for Java EE 7's context and dependency injection API, CDI 1.1 which brings improved navigation, code analysis and diagrams for injected dependencies.
There are also performance enhancements and an improved user interface. One feature that will help productivity is Search Everywhere so that you can find a class, file, action or even an IDE setting using the same action:
This is a major release and other highlights include:
Spring support improvements, with better performance, a new dedicated tool window, and easier project configuration
Improved Git, Mercurial and Subversion tools (including support for Subversion 1.8)
Refined Gradle support, with code insight and smooth project synchronization
Improved database tools and SQL support
Better Scala support with built-in SBT integration
CloudFoundry 2.0, OpenShift and Heroku deployment tools
Full information, including more screenshots and videos, are on IntelliJ IDEA's What's New page.