We at JetBrains believe that making tools for developers should greatly involve listening to developers. Our Early Access Program lets development community closely participate in discussions devoted to IntelliJ IDEA and influence development planning, from early stages onwards.
Early Access Program allows you to try pre-release versions of our software to evaluate features that will be added to the next release.
It is important to distinguish EAP from traditional pre-release software. Please note that the quality of EAP versions may at times be way below even usual beta standards.
Please report errors and feature requests to our issue tracker or discuss them in EAP users forum.
IntelliJ IDEA 14 is major update of IntelliJ IDEA, to be released at Fall of 2014.
IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP build 138.1696, released on August 19th, 2014
|ideaIU-138.1696.exe||Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8.0)|
|ideaIU-138.1696.zip||Windows ZIP archive (no bundled JRE)|
|ideaIU-138.1696-jdk-bundled.dmg||Mac installer (includes bundled JRE 1.7.0_60)|
|ideaIC-138.1696.exe||Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8.0)|
|ideaIC-138.1696-jdk-bundled.dmg||Mac installer (includes bundled JRE 1.7.0_60)|
Plugin Development Kit: Since the open-source Community Edition was released, we no longer provide the plugin development kit as a separate download. Please see http://www.jetbrains.org/display/IJOS/Writing+Plug-ins for instructions on setting up a plugin development environment.
- Code Coverage tool, Structural Search and Replace, and Type Migration refactoring have become available in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
- General IDE
- The new wizard that helps configure the IDE on start-up
- The improved Find in path action now can search within files with unknown extensions and within the .idea configuration files. It also uses indices when searching for strings that contain a part of an identifier (3 characters and longer.)
- Indexing: upon changes in used libraries or excluded directories indexing is restarted with new settings
- Indexing: upon changes from VCs or other external changes indexing is performed asynchronously
- Copy/paste selected code as HTML/RTF is now available without additional plugins.
- Plugin update is performed on patch download: one restart to update plugins less
- Some of the startup activities are now performed in background, so many editor/VCS actions are now available earlier
The new Code cleanup action (available via Analyze → Code Cleanup or as an option in the VCS commit dialog) applies quick-fixes in batch mode to selected files.
- Java debugger
- Rewritten using the new API, with unified Debugger tool window for all languages.
- The Watches tab now persists expressions (and remembers it even after you close it.)
- Breakpoints can now be arranged by user groups.
- Hidden elements of long arrays and collections are displayed on demand, you no longer need to edit the view settings for that.
- Java editor
- Backspace smart indent makes the Backspace key aware of your code formatting settings, so it doesn’t break your code when removing indents before caret.
- The new folding that shows parameter names for method values
- Opening class files decompiles content with FernFlower Java decompiler
- SceneBuilder 2.0 is now available as UI designer so you don’t need to leave IntelliJ IDEA to work with .fxml files (requires IntelliJ IDEA to run on Java 8.)
- Categories support
- Parameterized tests: allow to rerun test with chosen parameter value
- Test templates (so static imports can be preconfigured)
- Now it’s possible to generate tests for methods and add them to an existing JUnit test class.
- Performance when handling Spring projects with large numbers of XML descriptor files has been significantly improved.
- The Select In action now also can navigate to the Spring tool window.
- The new plugin with Spring Websocket support.
- Grails and Gradle now work better together (http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-120860)
- Groovy 2.3 Traits support
- The Push dialog has been improved.
- The Log viewer loads faster.
- The option to revert uncommitted merge and update from the Log viewer reverting the current changes.
- Displaying of the current revision in the Log viewer.
- Many other enhancements, including the notification about incoming/outgoing changes.
- Web development:
- Spy.js and Node.js now can run together via new run configuration
- Plugin Development Tools
- New inspections and other code insight
- Test assistance framework: test data navigation, caret detection, etc.
- API changes