IntelliJ IDEA's Description
IntelliJ IDEA is an intelligent Java IDE intensely focused on developer productivity that provides a robust combination of enhanced development tools. Its functionality is continuously extended by the users and third parties.
Key features of "IntelliJ IDEA"
- Intelligent Coding Assistance
- Smart Navigation & Search
Advanced project navigation view that is aware of Java, JSP, XML/XSL, HTML, Ruby and Rails code structure lets you quickly analyze even largest files at a glance, providing convenient way to browse through them. Active gutter icons let you instanly jump between symbol declaration and usages. Smart search that recognizes language elements displays results in an interactive navigation panel so helping you analyze all the files where the search item is found. Plus, Structural Search feature is especially designed for building intelligent search templates for operating with complex files.
- Numerous Refactorings
- Unparalleled Code Analysis
- Web & Enterprise Development Support
- Compiling, Running, Debugging
IntelliJ IDEA features the support for multiple Java compilers (javac, jikes, eclipse). You can compile your projects using your favorite compiler without having to leave your favorite IDE. IntelliJ IDEA also includes the Dependency-based make feature available for all supported compilers. The compilation results view lets you navigate to the source of any compilation message (error, warning or anything else) with a single key stroke or mouse click. IntelliJ IDEA includes the best of the breed JPDA-based debugger with a simple, easy to use user interface and leverages all its productivity-aimed features through every debugging step. The unique HotSwap technology lets you modify and recompile parts of the code during debugging without the need to restart the whole process. Plus, the intellectual breakpoints that enhance your debugging experience.
- Unit Testing & Code Coverage
IntelliJ IDEA features the smart code coverage tool that measures the code coverage for your unit tests or tests written as simple applications with the main() method, improves the efficiency of code testing and ensures that you are always aware of how effectively your code is tested. Built-in test runner is fully JUnit 4 compatible. Additionally, IntelliJ IDEA provides the flexible Inspection API which lets easily create different plugins to extend the project-wide code analysis functionality and provide better matching of every project needs.
- Team Work Facilitation
IntelliJ IDEA natively integrates with the most popular version control systems like Perforce, StarTeam, Subversion, CVS and Visual SourceSafe. Smart commits, advanced changelist management and unified VCS interface plus integration with TeamCity, the innovative solution for the continuous application development, boost the productivity of your entire team. Additionally, the unique built-in instant messaging system lets developers stay in touch with each other by excanging the live code pointers and stack traces.
- Open API & Plugins
There are more than 300 plugins for IntelliJ IDEA that extend its functionality and add up various features to code inspections and refactoring, editors and tool windows, language support and application server and profiler integrations, Version Control System integrations, etc. You can always improve an existing or add a missing feature through the use of Open API - the flexible interface for building IntelliJ IDEA extensions. With Open API you can access IntelliJ IDEA core and utilize all its power to create your own features and improve existing ones.