IntelliJ IDEA Turns 10, Enters New Evolutionary Decade

By Jetbrains, PRNE
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

JetBrains Reinvents IntelliJ IDEA With a Stack of New Features in Both Free and Ultimate Editions, Adds Android Support to the Free Community Edition

PRAGUE, December 9, 2010 - JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for
software developers, have announced the public availability of IntelliJ IDEA
10, the newest version of its award-winning IDE for JVM-based and polyglot

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The tools developers use today determine what kind of software we will
use tomorrow. As the inventor and champion of many developer productivity
concepts, with this release IntelliJ IDEA enters a new decade of excellence
and innovation.

"During the last few years we've seen a boom of new cool technologies
that every developer wanted to use. And IntelliJ IDEA has been on the
cutting-edge, supporting them all," said Max Shafirov, IntelliJ IDEA project
lead. "Last year the industry settled down somewhat on a stack of
technologies used for application development, and we took this chance to
review IntelliJ IDEA from the user experience perspective. We revisited the
most common actions that developers perform dozens or hundreds of times a day
and made them smarter, faster and easier to use."

To remain on the cutting edge, IntelliJ IDEA 10 brings numerous
improvements for its many supported technologies and frameworks including
Spring, GWT, Groovy/Grails, and Flex/ActionScript while adding new ones like
Spring Roo, AspectJ and ColdFusion.

JetBrains also expands the target market for its Community Edition with
the addition of Google Android support. The IDE offers comprehensive support
for the latest Android SDK and modern Android development practices such as
unit testing.

The key features of this version include:

    - Significant enhancements to the user interface and user
      experience, both in the editor and the IDE as a whole
    - 100% faster code indexing, and an overall performance increase
    - New code completion behavior with automatic invocation while
    - Better support for distributed version control systems such as
      Git and Mercurial
    - Updated Maven integration with Maven 3 support, new dependency
      diagram, POM refactorings and more
    - Integrated database table editor

To learn more about what's new in JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA and to download
the edition of your choice, please visit the official IntelliJ IDEA website

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing
in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company
is widely known for its award-winning Java(TM) integrated development
environment IntelliJ(R) IDEA (see details at,
TeamCity - a continuous integration and build management environment
(, and YouTrack - an innovative web-based
bug tracker (, among others. JetBrains
maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic and has R&D labs in St.
Petersburg, Russia
and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information see

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