JetBrains News Archive (2005)

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The Future of IntelliJ IDEA and Holiday Specials

Seasons Greetings!

We've crammed this holiday news full of goodies for your reading enjoyment! Below, you can:

  • Get a sneak peek at the plans for IntelliJ IDEA 6.0
  • Take advantage of JetBrains' Holiday Specials
  • Win a Free IntelliJ IDEA Personal License

With another Holiday season upon us, most people get distracted by the traffic, crowds, and shiiiiiny lights, but not the folks here at JetBrains. Recently, the development team looked beyond the holidays, focused on the quickly-approaching 2006, and released a Roadmap to IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 chock full of new features, from J2EE advancements to UI inspections and Team Support. Check out the Roadmap and join the discussion here:

JetBrains has also found a great way to make your shopping easier, with new specials on IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 for Individual or Corporate users. Corporate users can save $499 when they buy 10 licenses for their team, and Individual users can take advantage of an extremely rare offer: The IntelliJ IDEA Personal License. These Personal licenses come at a huge discount and can only be purchased before January 15, 2006. Check out these deals today!

Finally, the clock is ticking on your last chance to win one of 10 IntelliJ IDEA Personal Licenses. You know you want one, so fill in this survey and get yourself entered today!

That's all for now, so have a great holiday and a Happy New Year,

The Merry Folks here at JetBrains

Hot new plugins launch Companion Products Program

A Java developer's work involves much more in the way of tools than just the IDE. There are so many potential add-ins, plugins, etc. out there that could help you work better and enjoy it more, but it seems there's never enough time to find reliable auxiliary tools and test them out, right?

That's why JetBrains is kicking off a new program: JetBrains Companion Products. As a tool user, you can save a lot of time and effort locating third-party tools and add-ins that are integrated for IntelliJ IDEA. You can be confident about Companion Products because we've already tested them to be sure the integration is solid. And if you develop IntelliJ-IDEA integrated tools, JetBrains Companions might be a new way to reach potential customers.

For starters, we've teamed up with Sixth and Red River Software to bring you three powerful new refactoring and code analysis plugins for IntelliJ IDEA: Refactor-J, Refactor-X, and Inspection-JS.

Developers will want to check out the potent new Java™ and XML refactorings in Refactor-J and Refactor-X, and the very cool new Javascript code analysis support in Inspection-JS that can report on over 70 common Javascript problems.

All three plugins maintain the high level of usability IntelliJ IDEA is famous for, and feature seamless integration with popular version control systems. You can find out more about them and download with a 14-day free trial at

For a limited time, these productivity-boosting plugins are available at special introductory discount pricing:

  • Refactor-J: $49 US
  • Refactor-X: $39 US
  • Inspection-JS: $49 US

(Prices are per single-developer license.)

Holiday Special! Through December 31, you can buy a special bundle that includes all 3 plugins for just $99. To purchase any or all of Refactor-J, Refactor-X, and Inspection-JS, visit:

TMate 2.0 is now available

JetBrains TMate 2.0 is now available for download at

The release provides 2 major new features for Subversion users: Local Changesets and Pending Updates. In previous releases, these features were only available for CVS.

TMate 2.0 is a free upgrade for current TMate licensees. It's priced at $99 (US) for new customers, and can be purchased online at

In case you're not familiar with this newest JetBrains product, TMate is a combination web application and plugin for IntelliJ™ IDEA. It provides advanced repository management capabilities for users of CVS and/or Subversion version control systems. For more information, visit

dotTrace Profiler update is available

JetBrains dotTrace Profiler for .NET® version 1.1.1 is now available for download:

This is a maintenance release that fixes several known issues and provides a number of cosmetic enhancements. The upgrade is free for all licensed users of dotTrace.

If you're not yet familiar with dotTrace, you can learn about it at If you are not yet using dotTrace and would like to check it out, a free 30-day trial license is avaialble at

For a limited time, dotTrace can be purchased together with ReSharper 1.5 in our .NET Power Pack for just $299 (US) at

dotTrace can be purchased separately on line for $249 (US) at

Win a FREE IntelliJ IDEA License!

JetBrains is giving away 10 free Personal Licenses for IntelliJ IDEA... and you could be one of the lucky winners. Here's how to get entered in the drawing:

  1. Complete our 2005 IntelliJ IDEA User Survey at (you can read about it at
  2. Provide an e-mail address on the questionnaire to be automatically entered in the drawing.

That's all! If you win, you'll be notified at the address you provide. We'll announce all the winners on the JetBrains website and on this feed on December 24.

Oh yes...
The reason for this survey is simple: we make IntelliJ IDEA for developers and we want to know what developers are doing these days so we can make sure IntelliJ IDEA has all the features and capabilites needed for maximum productivity.

If you're concerned about privacy, well, so are we. Therefore, we will only use the info you submit on the survey form for our own internal research... we won't disclose it to anyone else. Oh, and we'll use it to contact you if you win one of those 10 free IntelliJ IDEA Personal licenses!

P.S. The Personal License is full-featured and valid for any kind of development. It's just registered to an individual person rather than a company.

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0.2 Update Released

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0.2 is now avaialble at

Users of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 can upgrade for free.

To install this upgrade, shut down IntelliJ IDEA if it is running and then install the 5.0.2 version on top of your existing 5.0 or 5.0.1 installation.

The release provides more than 30 new or enhanced features/functionalities, plus a siginificant number of bug fixes, plus a number of cosmetic and usability improvements. For a full list of everything in this release, visit

dotTrace 1.1 has been released; current customers upgrade for free

JetBrains dotTrace 1.1 has been released. New features now include:

  • .NET 2.0 Framework compatibility
  • Support for IIS 5.0
  • X64 support for .NET 2.0 applications

You can see the complete feature set for dotTrace 1.1 at:

If you would like to take dotTrace for a 30-day trial run, please request your evaluation license at If you are a current dotTrace customer, you upgrade to dotTrace 1.1 for free, simply download this newest version and start using it.

Those interested in purchasing dotTrace purchase their copy for $249 USD at:

Customers interested in purchasing both dotTrace and ReSharper can take advantage of our .NET Power Pack, can purchase both dotTrace 1.1 and ReSharper for $299 USD. To learn more about the .NET Power Pack, please see: (click the banner in the right sidebar).

Advanced CVS and Subversion Management for IntelliJ IDEA

JetBrains is pleased to announce the release of JetBrains TMate 1.6, a combination web application and plugin for IntelliJ™ IDEA that enables developers to keep tabs on what's happening with their CVS and/or Subversion repository, either directly from IntelliJ IDEA, or via their web browser.

TMate's main features include:

  • Presentation of repository transactions in a powerful, fully customizable, Outlook-like tree browser view.
  • Customizable report generation. Reports display information about team performance or efforts, broken down by subsystem, in the form of bar charts that make it easier to identify critical points in the development.
  • Web view that makes all the information about the development flow accessible with a web browser. At any time you can get information about the latest modifications, view detailed modification descriptions, and even diff modified files.
  • Scalable repository browsing. TMate not only offers static view of development flow, but also integrates it with the project source base to provide capabilities like navigation to project files from transactions view, Auto-scroll to source, and more.
  • JetBrains TMate leverages IntelliJ IDEA's CVS integration by adding Intelligent Commit and Smart Update features.
  • Usability: Wide use of modeless feedback, seamless integration into IntelliJ IDEA, full keyboard support, intentions, and more.

Read more about JetBrains TMate features »

Where to get it

You can download TMate 1.6 at While downloading, you can register for a free trial license that provides full functionality for 30 days.

Special introductory offer

You can buy TMate 1.6 for a special introductory price of just $59 (US) until November 1, 2005.

For more information, please visit

IntelliJ ™ IDEA honored by SD Magazine Readers

Software Development Magazine readers recently chose JetBrains' IntelliJ™ IDEA for the 2005 Readers' Choice Award in the category Best Technical Support (Small to Medium-Sized Business).

Although it's not something we talk a lot about, supporting our users is actually a key part of JetBrains' technical leadership goals. We would like to thank the editors and readers of SD Magazine for this recognition and validation of our support team's efforts. Thanks!

You can read about the 2005 Readers' Choice Awards and see the list of winners in all categories at

dotTrace Profiler Update Released

JetBrains has released an update, version 1.0.1, for dotTrace, our profiler for .NET® applications. The update is free for licensed users of dotTrace 1.0.

dotTrace 1.0.1 focuses on stability and also provides some user interface enhancements. You can download the update at

Money-saving tip! JetBrains dotTrace profiler for .NET is specially priced at just $149 (US) until October 1. Spread the word!

IntelliJ™ IDEA 5.0.1 Update Now Available

An update release for IntelliJ IDEA is now available: Version 5.0.1 Build 3461

The release is free to users of IntelliJ IDEA version 5.0. Simply download it at and install using your 5.0 license.

Users of earlier IntelliJ IDEA versions can upgrade directly to version 5.0.1 by purchasing an upgrade license and installing the v. 5.0.1 download at the URL above. For information about upgrading, visit

What's New in Release 5.0.1

As always, the IntelliJ IDEA team welcomes your feedback via e-mail (visit or the IntelliJ IDEA newsgroups on the server

P.S. Don't forget that from now until September 1 you can buy a personal upgrade license for just $149. See for details!

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 is Now Available

JetBrains is pleased to announce the release of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0. What's in this release? Much more than we can tell you about here! A few of the highlights include:

  • Full-spectrum J2EE development is now here with the arrival of new intelligent coding assistance and refactorings for Web UI technologies: HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML.
  • Support for JSP 2.0
  • Project support for J2ME applications
  • New Subversion and Perforce VCS integrations

There are tons of additions, enhancements, and improvements to Code Inspections, debugging, Intentions and Quick Fixes. A new Plugin module type, plus architecture improvements and more open API, plus a new Language API make it easier than ever to extend IntelliJ IDEA with more powerful plugins with more capabilities.

This is all just for starters!

When you're ready to upgrade, stop by at for all the the details on how to upgrade your present version. If you have any questions about IntelliJ IDEA 5.0, feel free to get in touch with our Support team through the IntelliJ IDEA Support page. If you have any questions about how to get your upgrade, please contact our Sales team.

We're excited to be bringing you the most robust and intelligent IntelliJ IDEA ever. We hope it will help you continue to Develop with (even more!) Pleasure.

August 1, 2005

dotTrace profiler now available for purchase

JetBrains' dotTrace profiler (previously called .NET Profiler) for the .NET® platform is now available for general purchase. This high-performance profiler gives you the power to quickly hunt down performance bottlenecks, and helps you whip your source code back into shape to get your product development cycle back on schedule. To get a better idea about its specific features, please review its feature list at:

If you would like to purchase dotTrace, or take it for a test drive to get a better feel of its advanced search, navigation, and filter features, please select either download or buy on its home page found at:

July 28, 2005

Profiler for .NET® Pre-release Available

JetBrains’ ".NET Profiler" has finally reached its release candidate state. This means all its intended features have been implemented (for version 1.0) and have passed internal testing. Now we just need to rid the product of any last minute bugs or glitches before final release. If you would like to help us do this, you can get your hands on a copy of this pre-release version and take it for a spin by downloading it from::

We'd really appreciate any feedback that will help us ready .NET Profiler for its first release. You can leave feedback in our newsgroup found at: news://

Also don’t forget, you can play the “name that profiler” game in this newsgroup, too. We’re looking to give our .NET Profiler a more exciting name, so if you have some ideas, please let us know. There will be a special prize for the person who recommends the best name. Join the discussion at: news://

--The .NET Profiler Team

Fabrique: the next major step

Fabrique is a cutting-edge Rapid Application Development platform that enables you to create Web and enterprise applications by using a set of innovative technologies and tools. You will also be surprised to know that Fabrique is now fully integrated with IntelliJ™ IDEA! So, more powerful capabilities are added to make your work really enjoyable and productive and your applications - rich with functionality and interface usability.

You can download the latest Fabrique build now and evaluate it. Your membership in Early Access Programs (EAPs) gives you a great opportunity to participate in discussions, keep abreast of new features and improvements, try them out in your applications, and essentially influence the development process by providing your feedback.

Learn more about Fabrique EAP, view Fabrique demos and download a fresh build at

Don't miss out on turning your Web development experience into pleasure!

June 20, 2005

JetBrains sparks a new era of programming with the first public EAP of MPS

After months of intense development, it is finally here! The new language workbench, code-named the Meta-Programming System (MPS), has been opened to public review in JetBrains' renowned Early Access Program (EAP).

This new tool represents the future of software development, as expressed by Sergey Dmitriev's vision of Language Oriented Programming. Language Oriented Programming (LOP) is a style of programming in which specialized programming languages and environments are developed in conjunction with programs, giving more freedom and power to the programmer, ultimately making programming easier, more fun, and more productive.

Language Oriented Programming, and related initiatives, has been gaining momentum in recent months, with interesting developments by Microsoft, Intentional Software, Xactium, and several others. It is now clear that this is the right direction for software development to head into the future.

We at JetBrains believe that making good tools for developers should greatly rely on developers' opinions. Our Early Access Program lets the development community closely participate in discussions devoted to JetBrains MPS and also influence the planning and development from the early stages onwards. We hope this EAP will be both valuable and exciting, just as EAP program for IntelliJ IDEA is. We highly appreciate your feedback and ideas!

Warning: It is important to distinguish EAP from a pre-release software. Please note that the quality of EAP versions may at times be far below even usual beta standards.

Come and join the MPS EAP, and experience the future of programming today!

June 16, 2005

JetBrains is one of SD Times Top 100 Innovators

JetBrains has been honored for the second consecutive year by BZ Media as one of the 2005 SD Times 100 top innovators. Cited this year for bringing their refined knowledge from the Java world into the Microsoft Universe, the award recognizes JetBrains for its innovations in the Tools and Environment category. One of only 10 winners in the field, JetBrains earlier this year introduced ReSharper, a plug-in that introduced powerful refactoring features and other smart technology-leading practices from the Java universe to C# developers working with Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET 2003.

May 27, 2005

IntelliJ™ IDEA 5.0 is coming!

We wanted to let you know that IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 is coming soon, and to offer you this special deal: From now until IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 ships, every license that you buy for IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 (new or upgrade) will be eligible to upgrade to version 5.0 for free.

What's new in 5.0?
  • Enhanced extensibility: significantly extended API plus a special "DevKit" (SDK) plugin to facilitate plugin development
  • Over 200 new code inspections
  • JSP™ 2.0 support including EL, tag libs, tag dirs, JSP xml syntax highlighting
  • General web development support including smart code editing for JSP, jspx, Javascript, CSS, HTML, and XHTML
  • J2ME™ development support
  • Native support for Subversion and Perforce™ version control systems

If you've put off taking advantage of the proven productivity gains and ROI of the most intelligent Java IDE available, you don't have to wait for the 5.0 release. Get the IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 licenses you need now... start boosting your development productivity today... and you'll get IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 free as just soon as it's ready for prime time. (Sign up for e-mail notification)

This money-saving offer begins May 1 and ends with our announcement of the general availability of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0. So don't miss this chance to buy IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 now and get IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 for free.

Here are some links you might find useful:

Omea Reader 1.0.4 Released

Omea Reader 1.x Free Forever! This is no April Fool’s Joke, this is real.

We’ve even released Omea 1.0.4 to commemorate the day, and the upgrade is free too! 1.0.4 is faster, stronger, heartier, and fixed a lot of bugs, so if you’ve been away from Omea Reader for a while, check it out again!

Download it at:

Oh, and get ready for our next release, code-named “Tokaj”! Cool new features and more speed... what else could you ask for? It was a rhetorical question, but if you really want something, grab our Early Release, and join in the discussions!)

April 1, 2005

Spring Special on IntelliJ™ IDEA 4.5 Personal

Spring is beginning to do its thing... at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere! While Mother Nature is revitalizing everything outdoors, you can do likewise with your personal Java development with a special Spring promotion from JetBrains. From now until April 10, we're offering a special deal on Personal Licenses* for IntelliJ IDEA 4.5: just $249 USD.

You're going to have to do your Spring cleaning anyway, so while you're at it, why not take advantage of this special deal to spruce up your personal Java development productivity with the world's most intelligent Java IDE: IntelliJ IDEA.
Order your copy now!

March 28, 2005

IntelliJ IDEA and Omea Pro Win Jolt Productivity Awards

At the 15th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards, JetBrains’ IntelliJ 4.5 and Omea Pro 1.0 received the honor of being picked from a strong class of competitors, to receive one of three Productivity Awards given in each of 2 Categories: Languages and Development Environments and Utilities, respectively.

At the SD West Conference & Exposition in California's Silicon Valley, the editors of Software Development magazine announced the winners. Rosalyn Lum, Software Development magazine's technical editor declared that, "This has been an exciting and challenging year of Jolt judging. Every year, the competition gets tougher. Not only did we rename several categories and add a new category in midstream, we had an unprecedented number of nominations."

We here at JetBrains would like to congratulate the Eclipse Foundation team for their work on Eclipse 3.0, the Jolt Award Winner in the Languages and Development Environments Category, and the Macromedia team for their work on Captivate 2004, the Jolt Award Winner in the Utilities Category.

For a full list of winners, follow this link to the Awards Ceremony Press Release.

March 18, 2005

ReSharper 1.5 is now available

JetBrains is pleased to announce the release of ReSharper 1.5. This release nearly doubles the number of refactorings with the addition of these new ones:

  • Extract Interface
  • Extract Superclass
  • Copy Type
  • Introduce Field
  • Encapsulate Field
  • Introduce Parameter
  • Convert Interface to Abstract Class
  • Convert Abstract Class to Interface

Also new: Generating <delegation> methods.

Read more
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February 28, 2005

IntelliJ IDEA update release

IntelliJ IDEA 4.5.4, featuring several important bugfixes is available. Download it now at

February 15, 2005

New issue of onBoard online magazine is out!

Read articles from JetBrainers and IntelliJ IDEA plugin authors. here

February 10, 2005

Open Source Development

JetBrains grants IntelliJ&trade' IDEA licenses to Open Source projects. Learn more.

February 07, 2005

Omea Product Family Updates

Get your free 1.0.3. version of Omea Pro and Omea Reader.

February 03, 2005

JDJ Reader's Choice Awards 2005

This year two JetBrains products have been nominated for JDJ and .NET DJ Readers Choice Award! Find a couple of minutes to cast your votes for IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper.

January 31, 2005

Jolt Awards Finalists

This year the list of Jolt Awards Finalists features two JetBrains products: IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 and Omea Pro.

January 25, 2005

.NET Profiler

New JetBrains product for .NET® begins EAP.
Join now

January 25, 2005

ReSharper 1.5 goes EAP

The newest version of JetBrains C# productivity plugin for MS Visual Studio .NET®
Participate and download

January 11, 2005

ReSharper survey finished!

The lottery for the 20 free ReSharper licenses has now come to an end. We would like to thank everybody who participated in this survey, as your answers have been extremely useful in helping us determine which features to favor in our upcoming C# IDE release.

If you would like to carry on the discussion about ReSharper's future releases, you can do so in our newsgroups at: news://

January 11, 2005