IntelliJ IDEA

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IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA 12.0.4 Ultimate.jpg
Demonstration of IntelliJ IDEA
Developer(s) JetBrains
Stable release 14.1 / March 24, 2015; 2 days ago (2015-03-24)
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. IntelliJ IDEA is not based on Eclipse like MyEclipse or Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse.


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 2010 Infoworld report, IntelliJ received the highest test center score out of the four 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, WebStorm, and MPS.[6]

System requirements[edit]

  • Windows: 8/7/Vista/2003/XP | MacOS X: 10.5 - 10.9 | Linux: GNOME or KDE desktop
  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 300 MB hard disk space + at least 1 GB for caches
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution
  • JDK 1.6 or higher


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

Supported languages[edit]

IntelliJ IDEA has two editions; Community Edition (Free) and Ultimate Edition (Paid).

Both editions[7]
Ultimate Edition only[7]

Technologies and frameworks[edit]

Ultimate Edition supports the following:[7]

Ultimate Edition also supports the application servers Geronimo, GlassFish, JBoss, Jetty, Tomcat, Weblogic, and WebSphere.[7]

Software versioning and revision control[edit]

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

Both editions[7]
Ultimate Edition[7]

Free plugins also exist for the Atlassian IntelliJ Connector integrating JIRA,[9] Bamboo, Crucible and FishEye.

See also[edit]