IntelliJ IDEA

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IntelliJ IDEA
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Demonstration of IntelliJ IDEA
Developer(s) JetBrains
Stable release

2016.2

/ July 12, 2016; 47 days ago (2016-07-12)
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux
Type Java IDE
License
Website www.jetbrains.com/idea/

IntelliJ IDEA (pronounced /ɪnˈtɛlɪ j aɪˈdɪə/) is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ), and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition,[1] and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.[2]

History[edit]

The first version of IntelliJ IDEA was released in January 2001, and was one of the first available Java IDEs with advanced code navigation and code refactoring capabilities integrated.[3][4]

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 JDeveloper.[5]

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.[6] Other development environments based on IntelliJ's framework include AppCode, CLion, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm, and MPS.[7]

System requirements[8][edit]

Windows OS X Linux
OS Version Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit) Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, up to 10.11 (El Capitan) GNOME or KDE desktop
RAM 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
Disk space 300 MB hard disk space + at least 1 GB for caches
JDK Version JDK 1.8 since 2016.1[9]
Screen resolution 1024×768 minimum screen resolution

Features[edit]

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

Coding assistance[edit]

The IDE provides certain features[10] like code completion by analyzing the context, code navigation where one can jump to a class or declaration in the code directly, code refactoring and providing options to fix inconsistencies via suggestions.

Built in tools and integration[edit]

The IDE provides[10] for integration with build/packaging tools like grunt, bower, gradle, and SBT. It supports version control systems like GIT, Mercurial, Perforce, and SVN. Databases like Microsoft SQL Server, ORACLE, PostgreSQL, and MySQL can be accessed directly from the IDE.

Plugin ecosystem[edit]

IntelliJ supports plugins through which one can add additional functionality to the IDE. One can download and install plugins either from IntelliJ's plugin repository website or through IDE's inbuilt plugin search and install feature. Currently IntelliJ IDEA Community edition has 1495[11] plugins available, where as the Ultimate edition has 1626[12] plugins available.

Supported languages[edit]

The Community and Ultimate editions differ in their support for working with different programming languages as per the below table.[13]

Languages IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition
Java Yes Yes
Clojure (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
Dart (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
Erlang (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
Go (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
Groovy Yes Yes
Haxe (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
Perl (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
Scala (via separate plugin) Yes Yes
XML/XSL Yes Yes
Kotlin Yes Yes
ActionScript/MXML No Yes
CoffeeScript No Yes
Haskell (via separate plugin) Yes[14] Yes
HTML/XHTML/CSS No Yes
JavaScript No Yes
Lua (via separate plugin) Yes[15] Yes
PHP (via separate plugin) No Yes
Python (via separate plugin) Yes[16][17] Yes
Ruby/JRuby No Yes
SQL No Yes
TypeScript (via separate plugin) No Yes

Technologies and frameworks[edit]

Community Edition supports the following:[13]

Ultimate Edition supports the following:[13]

Ultimate Edition also supports the application servers Geronimo, GlassFish, JBoss, Jetty, Tomcat, Weblogic, and WebSphere.[13]

There are free plugins from Atlassian for IntelliJ to integrate with JIRA,[19] Bamboo, Crucible and FishEye.

Software versioning and revision control[edit]

The two editions also differ in their support[13] for software versioning and revision control systems.

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition
CVS Yes Yes
Git Yes Yes
GitHub Yes Yes
Mercurial Yes Yes
Subversion Yes Yes
Team Foundation Server No Yes
ClearCase No Yes
Perforce No Yes
Visual SourceSafe No Yes

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