Conny Lundgren

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Intellij IDEA 8 Available

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I have been using the milestone for quite a while, and I believe there are huge improvements over the earlier versions.

Highlights in the 8.0 release are..

Languages & Frameworks

  • SQL-92, MySQL, SQLite with coding assistance and Console to run SQL scripts from the IDE
  • Template languages: FreeMarker, Velocity
  • XPath/XSLT, including XPath expression evaluation
  • Groovy/Grails with advanced editing, new refactorings and Gant
  • JBoss Seam
  • Struts 2
  • Spring 2.5
  • Spring Webflow
  • Spring MVC
  • Spring Dynamic Modules
  • GWT 1.5
  • RESTful WebServices Features & Improvements

  • 7 New Java Refactorings

  • Dataflow to This — see where an arbitrary parameter value comes from
  • Create new test for class intention and navigation between classes/tests
  • UML class diagrams with navigation to the source code and refactorings
  • Thread dump analyzer
  • Automatic namespace import for HTML/XML/JSP
  • JavaScript debugger
  • Flex debugger
  • Advanced Flex code editor for MXML and ActionScript files, with Flash 10 generics
  • Maven: create new module from archetype, Repository Browser, pom.xml validation and editing assistance
  • Subversion 1.5 merge tracking support Download a 30day trial, or purchase a license here

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