Product Updates, Company News & Fun
Hey folks, before we begin we’re happy announce that our JRebel 6 beta program continues at a great pace and we’re getting some excellent feedback from a lot of early adopters. Want to be one? Simply download the latest version of JRebel and then follow the instructions here for enabling JRebel 6 beta functionality (like changing Superclasses or implemented interfaces without restarting)!
Here comes the new release of JRebel! 5.5.3 comes with quite a few improvements, updates and bug fixes – big thanks to our users for reporting the problems!
A brand new minor release of JRebel is available for download! The new version comes with improved stability for WildFly 8 integration. We also updated the integrations to support Tomcat 8.0.1 and Mojarra 2.2.
Introduction: Why IntelliJ IDEA?
Coffee or Tea? Mac vs. PC? iPhone OS or Android? Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA (or NetBeans)? Believe it or not, software developers argue as much about their IDE as any of these other hotly-debated topics. And for a good reason…
Confessions of an IntelliJ addict
My name is Anton, and I’m an IntelliJ IDEA addict. Whew, it feels good to say it out loud. The choice of IDE for developers is one of the most contentious debates in the software game. Unless you have a darn good reason, you don’t often use more than one IDE, let alone all three of the major IDEs in the Java world: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and NetBeans.
The truth is that I have been a happy IntelliJ IDEA (for the sake of brevity and laziness, you’ll see IntelliJ IDEA referred to in full, as well as simply “IntelliJ” and “IDEA” as well from here on) user since 2004—a full decade. Over the last 10 years, I have always been discovering the new aspects of the IDE and I’m always waiting for the new version release with an excitement.
But why? After all, aren’t all IDEs more or less the same? (BOOO! HISSSSS!) Was there something that happened in my past to make me so dedicated to this particular IDE?