Java News from Monday, January 25, 2010
JetBrains has released
IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.1, which I ereally should test drive one of these days. New features in the 9.0 line include:
- "New background-enabled file indexing allows you to start using essential editing features almost immediately. All the advanced features become available in minutes.
The responsiveness of the user interface has been improved, with many time-consuming operations now performed in the background.
We have also introduced on-the-fly module reloading, which means that changes in .iml files (in particular, after updating from version control) no longer require reopening the entire project."
- Global unused symbols highlighting
- Easy class exclusion from completion & auto-import
- Built-in spell checker (They didn't have this already?!)
- Auto-folding (ditto?!)
- Subversion 1.6
- JEE 6
- JSR 308 type annotations such as
- OSGI (Bleah.)
- Google App Engine
- GWT 1.7 and 2.0
- Android (Yay!)
- Flex (Interesting choice)
- PHP (About time!)
- UML (Boo!)
9.0.1 is a bug fix release.