JetBrains rolls out its annual IntelliJ IDEA update with a significantly
faster compiler, support for Java 8, UI designer for Android
development and a new stylish dark look-and-feel
PRAGUE, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - JetBrains, the creators of intelligent,
productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced
the public availability of IntelliJ IDEA 12, a regular yearly update of
their award-winning Java IDE for web, enterprise and mobile
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The latest release features a brand new, much faster compiler for
enhanced user experience. "We have rebuilt the compiler from the ground
up and moved it to a separate process," said Maxim Mossienko, IntelliJ
IDEA project lead. "Now your project can be compiled automatically in
the background on every change you make, so you can run it almost
instantly any time."
As usual, IntelliJ IDEA stays on top of cutting-edge technologies to
provide developers with timely support. It embraces the latest versions
of Java, including its previews and new features that every developer
is eager to try. With IntelliJ IDEA 12, JDK 8 can already be enjoyed
with code assistance for new syntax such as lambda expressions, method
references, and default methods.
Among other technologies, IntelliJ IDEA expands its support for
Android-the fastest growing mobile platform today-with a well-crafted,
smart Android UI designer implemented in the best traditions of
JetBrains. Its wide range of unique, dedicated refactorings, code
assistance and analysis features make IntelliJ IDEA a top-choice IDE
for mobile development, also available for free through the Community
And now to the 'darker side': IntelliJ IDEA 12 comes with a redesigned
user interface, along with the new stylish dark look and feel Darcula. "Our goal was to make the interface clearer and more functional. This
dark theme minimizes distraction so you can focus more on the code and
less on the IDE," explained Konstantin Bulenkov, senior IntelliJ IDEA
developer and author of Darcula.
Other major features introduced in IntelliJ IDEA 12 include:
Significantly improved support for Spring frameworks, including
Integration, Web Flow, MVC, Security, Batch, and more
Support for Play 2.0 for Scala and Java
Enhanced management tools for J2EE application servers, with support for
Cloud Foundry and CloudBees platforms
Powerful tools for database management
Support for Drools Expert with advanced code assistance
To learn more about what's new in JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 12 and to
download the edition of your choice, please visit the official IntelliJ
IDEA website at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea.
For information on the new pricing and licensing options for IntelliJ
IDEA, please visit http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/buy.
JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing
in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The
company is widely known for its award-winning Java™ integrated
development environment IntelliJ® IDEA (see details at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea), TeamCity-a continuous integration and build management environment (http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity), and ReSharper-a productivity tool for .NET developers (http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper), among others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech
Republic and has R&D labs in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia; Munich,
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