Posted by editor
on May 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM PDT
IntelliJIDEA Version 10.5 has just been released. Significant new features include:
- Full Java 7 Support;
- Reworked UI for refactorings and Search/Replace, simplified code completion;
- Groovy 1.8 and Spring 3.1 support;
- Jetty integration; and
- XSLT2 support.
IntelliJ IDEA project lead Max Shafir had this to say about the current release, and what will come next:
"While this release focuses on Java 7 support, we also worked hard on making the most common IDE operations easier to use. Some of these changes, such as new in-place refactorings and a reworked search/replace UI, made it to this release, while others will be available in version 11 later this year."
JetBrains has announced that IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 Ultimate is available at a reduced price compared with previous versions, for both individual developers and companies. Also, if you purchased an IntelliJ IDEA license after November 1, 2010, you're qualified for a free upgrade to IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 .
Of course, the open source Community Edition is available for free to anyone (the Ultimate Edition is free to educators and open source projects).
With the 10.5 release, IntelliJ IDEA provides important advances that will surely be welcomed by the Java development community.
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