JetBrains Releases New Java IDE
JetBrains releases a new version of its IntelliJ integrated development environment for Java, IntelliJ Idea Version 8. The new version features support for SQL, diagrams similar to those in the Unified Modeling Language and more.JetBrains, maker of the most popular independent Java integrated development environment, has announced the new version of its IDE, IntelliJ Idea 8, which introduces support for SQL, UML-like class diagrams, JBoss Seam and more. IntelliJ Idea 8's support for SQL allows editing database scripts and running queries right in the IDE, according to JetBrains officials. And the product offers a full range of coding assistance features for several SQL dialects, they said.
In addition, many core Java features have been added to the tool set, including seven new refactorings, many new code inspections, new tools for working with unit tests, and new features such as even smarter code completion. JetBrains also has delivered a significant performance boost across the product, including reduced startup times, faster project builds and version-control updates, the company said.
- UML (Unified Modeling Language) style class diagrams for exploring code structure visually
- support for the Seam framework from JBoss
- improved Maven support, with repository browser and archetypes support
- FreeMarker and Velocity template languages, with full coding assistance in embedded HTML and CSS code
- extended support for Spring frameworks, with Spring 2.5, Spring Web Flow, Spring MVC and Spring Dynamic Modules
- support for Struts 2 and Google Web Toolkit 1.5 frameworks
- REST (Representational State Transfer) Web services support