Java News from Thursday, February 12, 2009

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 8.1. New features include support for Git version control and the Oracle dialect of SQL. It's also supposed to be much faster. IDEA is $599 payware (up from $499). Upgrades from 7.x or earlier are $299. At my day job, I'm mostly using Eclipse 3.4 lately, though I do occasionally switch out to IDEA for very large refactorings across tens of thousands of classes that Eclipse can't handle and IDEA can (barely).