IntelliJ IDEA

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IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA 12.0.4 Ultimate.jpg
Demonstration of IntelliJ IDEA
Developer(s) JetBrains
Stable release 14.0.2 / December 8, 2014; 48 days ago (2014-12-08)
Written in Java
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux
Type Java IDE

IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition,[1] and in a proprietary commercial edition.


The first version of IntelliJ IDEA was released in January 2001, and at the time was one of the first available Java IDE with advanced code navigation and code refactoring capabilities integrated.[2][3]

In a report by Infoworld in 2010, IntelliJ received the highest test center score out of the 4 Top Java Programming Tools : Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, and Oracle JDeveloper.[4]

In December 2014 Google announced version 1.0 of Android Studio, an open source IDE for Android apps, based on the open source community edition of IntelliJ IDEA.[5] Other development environments based on IntelliJ include AppCode, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, and WebStorm.


Version 12.1 includes support for Java 8, UI designer for Android development, Play 2.0 and Scala.

Supported languages[edit]

Both editions[6]
Ultimate Edition only[6]

Technologies and frameworks[edit]

Ultimate Edition supports the following:[6]

Ultimate Edition also supports the application servers Geronimo, GlassFish, JBoss, Jetty, Tomcat, Weblogic, and WebSphere.[6]

Software versioning and revision control[edit]

The two editions also differ in their support for software versioning and revision control systems.

Both editions[6]
Ultimate Edition[6]

Free plugins also exist for the Atlassian IntelliJ Connector integrating JIRA,[8] Bamboo, Crucible and FishEye.

See also[edit]