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TeamCity 1.2 Release Candidate is Now Available

The nearest minor TeamCity 1.2 release is aimed at improving the productivity and support of the continuous integration process of .NET platform developers but also contains a number of critical bugfixes and usability enhancements.

The final release is scheduled for the 15th of January, 2007. In the mean time, we invite you to download the first Release Candidate of TeamCity 1.2.

New feature highlights are:

To successfully run TeamCity 1.2, you can either use the existing 1.0 or 1.1 license key, or request a 60-day trial key by filling a short evaluation form.

December 19, 2006

ReSharper and dotTrace Get Personal for the Holidays

You may be interested in knowing that JetBrains is currently offering personal licenses of ReSharper for $99 USD (its old introduction price!) and dotTrace for $249 USD per license. These limited time offers expire January 11th, 2007. You can find more information at: www.jetbrains.com/specials/

Also tucked away on our website is news that we are offering a $99 USD saving on commercial licenses of ReSharper 2.5 and dotTrace 2.0 when purchased together in what we like to call our ".NET Productivity Pack". This offer will last until December 31st. You can purchase the .NET Productivity Pack at: www.jetbrains.com/resharper/buy/commercial.html.

And lastly, if you haven't checked out all of the latest features added to ReSharper 2.5 (read-only VB .NET support, performance upgrades, modified UI, etc.), you can learn more about these new features on the complete feature list at: www.jetbrains.com/resharper/features/.

Current ReSharper customers upgrade for FREE, so just download this latest, utilize your current license key, and you will be all set to go!

December 13, 2006

New ReSharper release is avaialable

Before we all knock off for various seasonal holidays, we wanted to get ReSharper for Visual Studio 2005 version 2.5 out to you. It's ready to go right now, and you can get your copy at: www.jetbrains.com/resharper/download/. The upgrade is FREE to all currently licensed ReSharper users.

WHAT'S NEW
ReSharper for Visual Studio 2005, v. 2.5 concentrates on the performance improvements you have asked us for (but of course we couldn't resist a few new features as well!) You'll experience better performance in all areas: faster installation and startup (Visual Studio startup time is now close to that of Visual Studio without ReSharper), faster typing (including auto-popup on Code Completions), plus speedups for code formatting, error highlighting, Live Templates, parameter info, and more.

We think you'll also like the new navigation and analysis features such as the "Navigate From Here" feature which provides a single keystroke for quick access to all navigation actions from the current editor caret position, and "Value Analysis", a new on-the-fly error analysis which automatically detects when you access a variable that may possibly be null and immediately warns you about it.

Also in this version, a number of ReSharper smart navigation and code assistance features also work for Visual Basic. You can find out about everything new at www.jetbrains.com/resharper/features/newfeatures.html.

BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE!
With this new release, the price of ReSharper increases to $249 (US). BUT... since this falls right at the holidays, we decided to keep the old version price around until January 1, 2007. From now til then, you can still get ReSharper for the previous version price of just $199. So beat the increase and get the new licenses you need now at www.jetbrains.com/resharper/buy/commercial.html.

SEASON'S GREETINGS!
Let us take this opportunity to thank you for using or trying ReSharper, and to wish you and yours the best compliments of the winter holiday season, however and wherever you may celebrate it, and also a happy and prosperous New Year in 2007.

December 11, 2006

The envelope please!

We are excited to announce the winners of our first-ever development competition, the IntelliJ IDEAL Plugin contest! We had over 60 entries and it was tough going to arrive at the winners from all the cool plugins that came in, but arrive we did. To find out the winning plugins and plugin authors, visit http://plugins.intellij.net.

JetBrains is deeply grateful to all who took time to enter and support the contest. The entire development community is richer for your efforts- thank you!

We also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contest sponsors who donated software prizes:

Thanks guys - we might have pulled it off without you, but you made it much better than we could have done alone!

We would like to encourage everyone to visit the plugins site and check out all the plugins from the contest. They built 'em – so let's use 'em! And be thinking about what you might create in case we do this again next year. Speaking of which —

2007 will soon be upon us, and all of us here at JetBrains would like to send out best season's greetings to our many customers, colleagues, supporters and friends around the globe. May you always develop with pleasure – next year and every year!

December 11, 2006

IntellJ IDEA 6.0.2 Maintenance Release is Out

Being a maintenance release that includes small fixes and enhancements based on the feedback we have received, IntelliJ IDEA 6.0.2 also contains several noteworthy improvements:

  • GWT applications internationalization
  • Automatic generation of JSF data access pages
  • Improved Visual Source Safe and StarTeam support
  • Various fixes addressing performance and stability issues

Also note that Live GWT Demo was updated and now clearly demonstrates you how to internationalize your GWT applications: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/training/demos/GWT.html.

You are also wlecome to see another Demo that will help you create GWT application from a Web module: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/training/demos/gwtweb.html.

IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 users are welcome to download and upgrade without any additional fees: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/.

November 16, 2006

We are proud to announce that Early Access Program (EAP) for ReSharper 2.5, the next version of our 'Most intelligent add-in to Visual Studio .NET', has started

The noticeable performance improvements in ReSharper 2.5 are introduced, along with the perfect UI "face-lift" and a number of new features.

The most valuable addition to this new version of the product is its first-level support for Visual Basic .NET. VB support is still under development, and we are going to provide full list of features for VB in the next major release, but developers who work on mixed projects (C# + VB) can already benefit from the new functionality that includes:

  • Navigation & search features
    (go to declaration/base/inheritor(s); find usages; go to type/file; etc.)
  • Matching brace highlighting
  • Extend selection (Ctrl+W)
  • Quick documentation popup (Ctrl+Q)

We much appreciate your feedback, and encourage you to join the EAP and share your impressions and opinions on the new version.

To learn more and download the latest build of ReSharper 2.5 EAP, please visit: http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/ReSharper/Download.

The ReSharper 2.5 Roadmap is available at: http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/ReSharper/ReSharper+2.5+Roadmap.

Please note that ReSharper 2.5 supports only Visual Studio 2005. However, users of ReSharper for Visual Studio .NET 2003 should not worry, since we will continue to release bugfix updates.

November 15, 2006

TeamCity 1.1 minor release: new features, bugfixes, and usability improvements

The latest version of TeamCity is now available at http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity/download/index.html.

This release is mostly aimed at improving the product quality based on your bug reports and feedback which we really appreciate. We have also added several features that make your team development process smarter:

  • Support for TestNG tests for Ant build runner
  • "Stacktrace navigation" from TeamCity to IntelliJ IDEA
  • Subversion access over https with client certificate authentication

Now TeamCity works under Internet Explorer 7.0 and Firefox 2.0.

Take a look at these and other features in TeamCity live demo at http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity/documentation/screenshots/overviewTeamCity1.1.html

More features are soon coming in the next minor release:

  • support of ClearCase and VisulalSourceSafe
  • long-awaited integration of TeamCity with Microsoft Visual Studio

Join our early access program and be the first to know about new features and share your opinion on new and existing features with us.

November 14, 2006

dotTrace 2.0 Profiler Released

Announcing the release of dotTrace 2.0. The second major release of our intelligent profiling tool for Microsoft .NET apps features significant new functionality, extensive enhancements, and many general improvements.

Memory Profiling tops the list of new features in dotTrace 2.0. Now you can see what happens with the memory used by your .NET applications. Snapshots of memory can be captured and analyzed in nine informative views, each tuned to a specific aspect of memory usage. You can delve deeply into different aspects, quickly spotting memory leaks, and easily seeing ways to optimize the way the application uses memory.

Other enhancements include:

  • Integration with Microsoft Visual Studio. Developers can now run dotTrace from the Visual Studio IDE and easily navigate to open files.
  • Multiple snapshots of the same application as it is profiled. Several snapshots can be opened at the same time to compare and contrast them.
  • Windows services can now be profiled in the same way as web applications.

General information about dotTrace 2.0 is available at the JetBrains web site at www.jetbrains.com/profiler/. Information on new features can be found at www.jetbrains.com/profiler/features/newfeatures.html.

The release is available for download at www.jetbrains.com/profiler/download/. A free evaluation license enabling full functionality can be requested at the same URL.

JetBrains dotTrace can be purchased online at www.jetbrains.com/profiler/buy/. A new single user license is priced at $499 (US). Licensed users of the previous dotTrace version can upgrade for free.

SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME TIME SAVINGS!
From now until December 15 you can save $100 when you buy our .NET Productivity Pack - ReSharper 2.0 + dotTrace 2.0.

November 1, 2006

New Free .NET Tool from JetBrains!

Introducing UnitRun - a free tool that delivers ReSharper's unit test runner functionality as a stand-alone application.

Developers can now automatically run and profile unit tests right from their code editor or from Visual Studio's Solution Explorer. From a dedicated window, you can analyze test results, run or rerun any tests, and navigate from a failed test's output directly to the code line that originated the exception, all with a single click.

UnitRun helps you ensure that a particular module is working properly, leading to increased code stability and quality. Results are displayed in the Unit Test Tree View, which contains an overview of all tests in the build together with icons to indicate the state of each test. From this view you can start running, debugging or profiling tests. Two additional tabs in the Test Tree View allow filtering of the results to show only failed or ignored tests.

Additional features of JetBrains Unit Test Runner include:

  • Progress Bar and Diagnostics View display the progress and overall status of the test run
  • Easily identify console output and exception stack traces produced by a selected test or all tests
  • Monitor precise time measurements for tests

UnitRun can be used together with JetBrains dotTrace 2.0, our intelligent profiling tool for Microsoft .NET applications.

Note for ReSharper Users:
If you use ReSharper, you don't need UnitRun – it's already in there!

Additional Info and Download:

November 1, 2006

ReSharper 2.0.2 Maintenance Release Now Available

JetBrains ReSharper version 2.0.2 is now available for download at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/download/.

In addition to significant performance improvements, this release also fixes a number of bugs and usability issues. For more information, please see online Release Notes at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/releaseNotes202.html.

The update is a free maintenance release for all licensed users of previous ReSharper versions.

October 26, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 and TeamCity 1.0 Released

We're excited to announce the simultaneous release of IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 and our brand new integrated cross-platform team productivity environment TeamCity 1.0 for both Java™ and .NET development.

New in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0:

  • Support for EJB 3.0 and Persistence Units, plus assists for migrating code from earlier EJB specifications
  • Enhanced Java EE support, including JSP improvements, support for JSF, and Struts framework
  • New web development features with support for JavaScript, AJAX, HTML/CSS, XML
  • New GWT Studio plug-in simplifies development of Web applications using the Google Web Toolkit (http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/)
  • Integration with more application servers, including WebLogic 9 and WebSphere, makes web application deployment and debugging easier
  • Enhanced and extended GUI designer with design time support for Swing and third-party layout managers, tools for fast UI localization, and many other productivity features
  • New team collaboration tool "IDEtalk" lets developers exchange text messages, exceptions, code pointers, and code changes without leaving the IDE
  • Enhanced testing and code analysis tools including code coverage and JUnit 4 integrations, and new code inspections for Java and Java EE
  • Tight integration with the new TeamCity environment. The TeamCity features most essential to a developer are accessible in the IDE, plus some neat extended functionally virtually eliminates the chance that an IntelliJ IDEA developer will ever submit build-breaking code changes.

For the complete run-down on new features and enhancements, visit: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/newfeatures.html.

Key Features of TeamCity 1.0:

  • Continuous Integration and Testing
  • Efficient, Effective Build Management
  • Timely Automated Team Communication
  • Server-side Code Analysis
  • Code Coverage Analysis and Reporting
  • Web-based interface and project dashboard
  • Tight integration with IntelliJ IDEA including extended features like pre-tested delayed commits and remote running of personal builds.
  • Java API enabling extensions for additional notifiers, build runners, VCSs, and more.

This list just scratches the surface. For a complete overview, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity/.

Special introductory offers
Every new or upgrade license for IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 also works as a user license for TeamCity. For just the cost of the latest-greatest IntelliJ IDEA, your entire team can be up and running on TeamCity 1.0 and taking advantage of its intelligent continuous integration, build management, and other features designed to boost overall team productivity to new heights. The individual productivity of IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 combined with the team productivity boost of TeamCity should pay back the cost of your upgrades in short order.

Savings are not just for Java!
You don't have to be an IntelliJ IDEA user, or even a Java developer to use TeamCity and save on the cost of getting started with it. For a limited time, you can get TeamCity for just $199 (US) per user license (regular price is $399).

Here are some links that can help you take advantage of these great deals:

IntelliJ IDEA 6.0

TeamCity 1.0:

We hope that these 2 new releases will have you developing with even more pleasure!

-The JetBrains Team

October 02, 2006

JetBrains dotTrace 2.0 Beta Available

We're nearly ready with the second major release of our intelligent profiling tool,
JetBrains dotTrace 2.0. We have just released a public beta version which you can download and try out here: http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/beta.html. The download includes a full-functionality license that will allow you to use the software until October 31, 2006.

The most important new feature in dotTrace 2.0 beta is Memory Profiling. Now you can see what happens with the memory used by your .NET applications to optimize how your app uses memory. You can capture snapshots of memory to analyze in nine informative views, each tuned to a specific aspect of memory usage. You can also take a snapshot of the application's memory state at two key points to compare them and locate memory leaks.

Notable enhancements in performance profiling include "Quick Info" for any function, the ability to compare performance snapshots of the same application, and new filtering options. Among other useful features and improvements are the integration with Microsoft Visual Studio and the ability to profile Windows services.

Information on new features is available at http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/features/newfeatures.html.

We think you'll find that dotTrace 2.0 is now a comprehensive and robust profiling solution for .NET applications that stands up to the most demanding profiling requirements. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

- The JetBrains .NET Development Team

September 14, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA has won the JDJ Editors’ Choice 2006 — Best Java IDE

You can read about the awards at (http://java.sys-con.com/read/260074.htm).

The JDJ Editors’ Choice award is presented every 12 months to the products that the JDJ editors see as providing significant benefits for the whole Java community.

The JDJ Editors jury underlines that "This Java IDE is the best available today... IntelliJ IDEA has a loyal following of Java experts who can appreciate the productivity gain this tool brings for a small price... Everything is at your fingertips."

JetBrains wishes to thank the JDJ editorial team for recognizing our effort in creating the Java IDE that helps developers around the world to be more productive and successful. And of course they would have no reason to do that without the many IntelliJ IDEA users and supporters around the globe — thank you all as well!

September 12, 2006

Build a Killer Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA — win $5000 Cash!

Could you use an extra $1000? 2000?? $5000??? If so, wipe off that keyboard, clean out your espresso maker, put on the old thinking cap (the one with the propeller!) and create a winning plugin for the first ever IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Competition where the winners will carry away
over $25,000 in cash and software prizes!

Prizes:
The grand prize is $5000 (US) plus a free Personal license for IntelliJ IDEA and JetBrains TMate plus free licenses for several cool developer tools, including JIRA Professional and Confluence Workgroup from Atlassian. Two second place winners will nab $2000 each plus a free tools license pack including IntelliJ IDEA and TMate, and a choice of either JIRA or Confluence. The leader of the IntelliJ IDEA development team, our own Max Shafirov, will select one entry as his personal favorite, and award the Team Leader's Prize of $1000 in cash plus a lesser (but still very spiffy) tools license pack. Three Honorable Mention winners will receive a free Personal License for IntelliJ IDEA and several other free licenses.

Contest Info:
Entered plugins can be 100% new, or extensions of existing plugins in the IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Repository (only the new functionality will be judged). Your plugin must be compatible with the IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 Open API and/or 6.0 Open API (a beta version of which is available at http://www.jetbrains.com/doublebeta.html) and must be submitted under a Berkeley Standard Distribution (BSD) open source license or under an Apache License. You'll need to join the
IntelliJ IDEA Early Access Program to get advance API info and builds for testing.

Key Dates:
The contest kicks off September 1, 2006. Final code and collaterals must be submitted by October 31, 2006. Winners will be contacted by e-mail, and the winners list will be posted on the contest home page and announced in JetBrains blogs and RSS feeds on December 11, 2006. For full contest details, prize info, official rules, submission procedures, etc. visit http://plugins.intellij.net/.

This contest is a definite win-win proposition, even if you don't win a prize. Why? Because a lot of great new plugins are going to come out of it, which will benefit the entire developer community. And then there's the zippy contest T-Shirt that everybody submitting a valid entry will receive. :-)

So come on and show us your best stuff. Dazzle us! Freak us out of our socks! Really blow us away with the useful, creative, cutting-edge extensions you come up with for your (and our!) favorite Java IDE.

Ready — set — let the coding begin!

August 31, 2006

ReSharper 2.0.1 Maintenance Release Now Available

JetBrains ReSharper version 2.0.1 is now available for download at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/download/.

This release fixes a number of bugs and usability issues, in addition to substantial performance improvements. For more information, please see online Release Notes at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/releaseNotes201.html

The update is a free maintenance release for all licensed users of previous ReSharper versions.

Keep developing with pleasure!

August 23, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 & TeamCity 1.0 Beta Release

We are pleased to announce the wide public beta release of IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 and TeamCity 1.0.

Developers and others can download the beta versions with time-limited beta licenses. Information and links to downloads can be found at the follwing URLs:

We'd like to encourage you to download both beta versions, try them out, and let us know what you think.

Also, don't forget the special summer offer we have going:

  • Purchase a new or upgrade license for IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 NOW...
  • Get IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 for FREE when we release it this fall...
  • Also get a user license for JetBrains' new integrated team environment, TeamCity, absolutely FREE!

You can take advantage of this special limited-time summer deal online right now at: http://www.jetbrains.com/specials/

Here's hoping you are developing with pleasure during this hot summer!

July 27, 2006

Hot Summer Deal on IntelliJ IDEA!

Here at JetBrains we're on the final stretch to the release of IntelliJ IDEA 6.0, which means it's time to roll out a very special offer for you:

  • Purchase a new or upgrade license for IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 NOW...
  • Get IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 for FREE when we release it this fall...
  • Also get a user license for JetBrains' new build management server "TeamCity" absolutely FREE!

If you haven't heard about TeamCity yet, it's our exciting new team management system that helps teams become collectively as productive as individual developers are with IntelliJ IDEA.
It will release concurrently with IntelliJ IDEA 6.0. You can find out more about TeamCity at www.jetbrains.com/teamcity/.

Speaking of IntelliJ IDEA, you'll of course want to take a look at what's coming your way in version 6.0, which you can do right here: www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/newfeatures.html.

You can take advantage of this special limited-time summer deal online right now at: www.jetbrains.com/specials/.

Here's wishing you a great summer — is it as HOT where you are??

July 12, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA 5.1.2 Maintenance Release Now Available

IntelliJ IDEA version 5.1.2 is now available for download at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/.

This release fixes a number of bugs and usability issues. For more information, see online Release Notes at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/releaseNotes512.html.

The update is a free maintenance release for licensed users of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 and 5.1.

June 15, 2006

Brand New JetBrains .NET Tools Blog Launched

With two accomplished .NET tools under its belt, JetBrains is starting a brand new weblog. JetBrains .NET Tools Blog will be a welcome place for .NET aficionados where they can discuss anything and everything about ReSharper, dotTrace and other things .NET.

Of course, we won�t be left behind in supplying valuable information for you to snack on. The blog will focus on tips & tricks about our .NET software, links and opinions from other trusted sources, as well as topical news and events.

We will also post a series of how-to�s to illustrate how real development challenges can be solved with ReSharper and dotTrace. All this is intended to let people discover the true potential of our productivity-enhancing tools.

You are invited to share your knowledge, suggest post topics, and ask for specific how-to�s using the small form on the right-hand side of http://blogs.jetbrains.com/dotnet/. If you would like to contribute a favorite tip or an entire how-to based on your own experience, please send it directly to tips@jetbrains.com.

If you think of developing as a pleasure, come tell us about it. If you don�t, drop by to find out how it can be!

June 2, 2006

ReSharper 2.0 Unleashed!

After a much anticipated wait, the final release of ReSharper 2.0 for Visual Studio 2005 and 2003 is now available for download and purchase. This latest major release adds more refactorings (27 in total), extended navigation and error-highlighting features, quick-fixes, integrated unit test capabilities, C# 2.0 support, and a whole lot more! For details, please see: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/releaseNotes20.html


You can download ReSharper 2.0 at: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/download/


This latest feature-rich version of ReSharper is 199 USD per license. Customers of ReSharper version 1.x upgrade for FREE. Simply download ReSharper 2.0 for your preferred version of Visual Studio .NET (2003 or 2005) and use your existing license key from ReSharper 1.x.

May 22, 2006

EAP for dotTrace Profiler 2.0 started

We are pleased to announce the start of the Early Access Program (EAP) for the 2nd generation of JetBrains' dotTrace Profiler. New important features and enhancements are inteded for improvement of your productivity and convenience. Among them are:

  • Memory profiling support
  • Snapshot comparison
  • Visual Studio integration

And more...

To see the list of new features, and join the Early Access Program, please visit http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/NetProf/Home.

May 10, 2006

ReSharper 2.0 Beta is here

We know you're not accustomed to this kind of announcement, but get a grip because in fact we have made a Beta release of ReSharper 2.0. No need to register – just download the installation archive at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/beta20.html. But don't stop with that click because below we're going to tell you how you can save money on ReSharper 2.0 when it's released.

What's new with Resharper 2.0?

It works with both 2003 and 2005 versions of Visual Studio, and also makes the leap from being a simple add-in to a real development environment, where you can not only write and navigate code, but also maintain and test your application, plus edit your build scripts. For more details about what's new, click the link above.

Save on Resharper 2.0!

Buy ReSharper 1.5 now and get ReSharper 2.0 FREE when available. The price of version 2.0 will be $199 (US). Act now — and you save $50.

April 24, 2006

dotTrace Maintenance Release Available

Attention dotTrace users: dotTrace version 1.1.2 is now available for download at http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/download/.

This is a maintenance release devoted to bug fixing, performance improvements, and cosmetic enhancements. It is a free upgrade for registered users of JetBrains dotTrace 1.0 and 1.1.

April 11, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA 5.1.1 Maintenance Release Now Available

IntelliJ IDEA version 5.1.1 is now available for download at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/.

This release fixes a number of bugs and addresses some performance and cosmetics issues. For more information, see online Release Notes at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/releaseNotes511.html

The update is a free maintenance release for licensed users of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 and 5.1.

April 7, 2006

JetBrains Products Win Jolt Productivity Awards

Once again JetBrains has been honored with new industry awards, this time at SD Magazine's 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards. Two of our products received Productivity Awards in two categories:

  • IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 (Category: Development Environments)
  • ReSharper 1.5 (Category: Utilities)

The entire team here at JetBrains wishes to thank the judges, and especially our IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper users who are instrumental to the success of our products.

March 20, 2006

New IntelliJ IDEA Weblog launched

It's been in the works for a while, and at last it's here: the new JetBrains sponsored IntelliJ IDEA weblog! We're looking to make this a community-driven portal where you can discuss anything and everything about IntelliJ IDEA with other enthusiasts – including us!

We will be posting opinions, quick hints, and more comprehensive "how-to" series that we hope will lead you into new areas of IntelliJ IDEA which you may not have been aware of before. Got something in mind that you'd like to know more about? You can request topics you'd like to see addressed using the small form on the side-bar at http://blogs.jetbrains.com/idea/. If you would like to contribute a favorite tip or an entire "how-to" posting, please send it directly to tips@intellij.com.

There's already a nice article Defining a Live Template for Null-Check on the blog that you might want to check out. (Big thanks to Bas Leijdekkers and Etienne Studer for this contribution!)

So, on the next little break you get, come on and take part. Nothing to lose, and even more development pleasure to be gained!

March 13, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA in Action is Published

It's out — IntelliJ IDEA in Action by Duane K. Fields, Stephen Saunders, and JetBrains' own Eugene Belyaev. At last there's a book by experienced experts that plumbs the depths of IntelliJ IDEA. You may already have experienced a significant productivity boost with IntelliJ IDEA; you may well experience another boost after working with this book. If you're like most people, you're probably not using even half the power and depth that's available to you. Now you can.

IntelliJ IDEA in Action takes you through a sample project – from using the editor for entering and editing code, to building, running and debugging, and testing your application. The journey then continues into the far corners of the system. Along the way, the authors carefully explain features and show you fun tricks and productivity-enhancing techniques that are the result of their combined years of experience.

You can find out all about the book on the publisher's web site:

Exclusive money-saving offer from the publisher!

Manning Publications Co. is offering a special discount on IntelliJ IDEA in Action exclusively for JetBrains website visitors and RSS subscribers. You can purchase both the print and the e-book version of IntelliJ IDEA in Action for just $29.22 – that's a savings of 35% off the publisher's regular $44.95 price for this combo.

To order direct from the publisher with this special discount price:

  1. Visit: http://www.manning.com/cart/add/308
  2. In the box labeled Discount Code enter this code: JBIJ35

When you order, you'll be able to download the e-book right away. The printed book will ship after March 17.

The publisher tells us this offer is for a limited time so we encourage you to act right away.

March 9, 2006

Award-winning Profiler is latest IntelliJ IDEA Companion

The popular Java™ profiler JProfiler is the latest in the growing list of Companion Products — JetBrains-tested and approved third-party integrations, extensions, and add-ons for IntelliJ IDEA. You can find all relevant information at http://companions.jetbrains.com/jprofiler/

Current IntelliJ IDEA customers can get 10% off the regular license prices of JProfiler when ordering from the Companion Products website at http://companions.jetbrains.com/jprofiler/license.html

By the way, we have a special RSS feed for the IntelliJ IDEA Companion Products program that brings you news about new products, updates, and more. Subscribe your RSS reader to: http://companions.jetbrains.com/companions.xml.

In other news...

From now through May 1 we're running a special offer: 10% off the already discounted price of competitive upgrades. If you know anyone who's not feeling comfortable about where their Java™ IDE is headed these days, why not tip them to this great opportunity to get started with IntelliJ IDEA? http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/buy/competitive.html

February 27, 2006

IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 Released

The new year is well under way here at JetBrains. We've just released IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 — and it has some new/improved things you'll definitely want to check out. The main features of this release are:

  • The industry's BEST i18n support
  • Enhanced JavaScript and Web Development support
  • New source-level JSP debugging under WebSphere
  • Completion/renaming of references to Java methods from Hibernate, Spring, AND JSF configuration files
  • More plug-in development support with new actions & inspections
  • And MORE!

Details about new features and enhancements are available online at: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/newfeatures.html.

IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 is a free upgrade for licensed users of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0. Simply download, install, and use your present license key. http://http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/.

If you haven't yet upgraded to version 5 this would be a great time to do it. You'll get everything we delivered in release 5.0 plus the super new localization, web, and JSP features and enhancements in 5.1. The upgrade price is just $299 (US). You can purchase online at: http://http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/buy/

With this release, our specially-priced Personal License for individual developers becomes an everyday offer: $249 US for a new license or $149 US for an upgrade. You simply won't find a better deal on commercial development license for the IDE that JDJ Readers named "Best Java IDE" in 2005. (Please note that only individuals purchasing with their own funds are eligible for this price. Check the Personal License Agreement for full details.)

You can order your personal license online at: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/buy/personal.html

February 6, 2006

JetBrains Launches New Companion Products Site

In conjunction with the release of IntelliJ IDEA 5.1, JetBrains has also launched 3 new Companion Products:

  • JNIWrapper: work with native code from Java™ programs without using JNI
  • ComfyJ: embed COM/OLE/OCX/ActiveX components into Java applications
  • JExplorer: integrate Microsoft Internet Explorer into Java Swing applications

Check out these latest additions and the full line of JetBrains-certified add-on products on our new dedicated Companions web site at http://companions.jetbrains.com.

February 6, 2006

JDJ Readers: ReSharper is pretty hot!

The Java Developer's Journal 2005 Readers' Choice Award in the Best .NET Editors and IDEs category was pretty interesting this time. The winner was, predictably, Visual Studio. But the first runner-up was a little ol' Visual Studio plug-in — one that delivers huge productivity gains for C# developers: JetBrains ReSharper! OK, maybe we didn't carry off the actual plaque, but when you consider the vast difference in scope of product and scale of companies, we can't help feeling that ReSharper is truly a winner. But what matters most to us at JetBrains is the thousands of C# developers who are winning every day, helped out by ReSharper. We'll take that over any plaque any day!

To everyone who voted for ReSharper in the JDJ Readers' Choice Awards — thank you for your support!

To all our ReSharper customers – we thank you also. It's because of you that ReSharper is receiving this level of industry recognition.

January 24, 2006

3 JetBrains products are Jolt finalists

CMP Media’s Software Development Magazine has announced the finalists for the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards. (Read announcement)

Three JetBrains have been nominated as finalists!

Nominee Category
IntelliJ™ IDEA Development Environments
JetBrains dotTrace™ Utilities
JetBrains ReSharper™ Utilities

As always, the competition is really stiff with many great candidates in all categories. We are honored by these nominations and wish to thank all of our customers – it's because of you that JetBrains products are once again in the running for this prestigious award.

January 23, 2006

Omea 2.1 Released

We've just released version 2.1 of both Omea Reader and Omea Pro. This is a free upgrade for Omea Pro customers. (Omea Reader was and still is free!)

WHAT'S NEW

  • Firefox 1.5 support (Reader and Pro)
  • Font customization for different information resource types (Reader and Pro)
  • Support for 4 more RSS Search Engines; subscribe to multiple feeds at once (Reader and Pro)
  • Support for Outlook™ Meeting Requests (Pro)
  • Hierarchical Tasks (Pro)
  • Omea Reader now runs without a license key.
  • Both editions include many usability enhancements, improved performance, and the usual round of bug-fixes.

You can find more details in the online Release Notes at: http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/OMEA/Omea+Madeira+Release+Notes

READERS — Why not step up to Pro power now?

There's never been a better time for Omea Reader users to upgrade to the power and productivity of Omea Pro. Manage and search your Outlook e-mails, tasks, and files in the same productive way you've learned to do with online information in Omea Reader. You can try Omea Pro free for 30 days with no risk or obligation. Should you decide it's not for you, then you can revert to Omea Reader without a hitch. If you decide to step up to Omea Pro, you can order online for just $49 (US).

January 12, 2006