Hello, Simon here – your friendly developer advocate and virtual friend.
Do you remember the Optimizer for Eclipse free tool we released earlier this year? Wow, that was really successful, and used by so many Eclipse users that it’s consistently a top 10 plugin! So, building on top of that success, we had to create a similar tool for IntelliJ IDEA! I am very excited to announce the release of Optimizer for IntelliJ IDEA. While IntelliJ IDEA isn’t as slow as Eclipse, there are certainly changes that can be made to the configuration which can improve the performance and tune the platform in general for a smoother overall usage.
Optimizer for IntelliJ IDEA is a totally free IntelliJ plugin which tunes the IDE by detecting and fixing common configuration issues. Examples of the issues which can occur over time include:
- Inefficient JVM settings
- Slow class verification
- Congested system caches
- Unconfigured external build tools
- Old JDK versions
- Lengthy build and redeploy times
Optimizer for IntelliJ IDEA evaluates your environment by performing checks on each of these issues. You can then choose which items you wish to fix and allow the plugin to automatically speed up your environment. Oh and did we mention it’s free? Yeah, it is – totally free!
Have fun tune your IntelliJ IDEA for Ultimate Performance!
Simon and the Optimizer for IntelliJ IDEA team