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My tips for using IntelliJ IDEA effectively

I wanted to share my tips and tricks that and especially keyboard shortcuts that make me more productive when using IntelliJ IDEA. IntelliJ is my favorite IDE and a very well thought-out program in general, and despite trying to learn the countless shortcuts available, there are a few that give you the biggest productivity boost already. My frequently used features ...

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14 Best (and Free) Plugins for Eclipse IDE in 2021

1,667 available plugins and solutions on the Eclipse marketplace online! By the time you read this there are probably even more. If you venture beyond the official marketplace you will find hundreds of other plugins developed to be compatible with your Eclipse IDE. Sounds like a classic first-world problem; too many plugins to choose from. Most of the available plugins ...

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Best IntelliJ IDEA Plug-ins

I’ve been using Intellij Idea as IDE for some time and wanted to share my favorite plug-ins as I think they can be quite useful for every developer out there. Without a specific order here they are: Key Promoter X: Although its name’s like cheap midi controller, it is a really useful plug-in for those who want to master intellij ...

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Dogfooding the Eclipse Dash License Tool

There’s background information about this post in my previous post. I’ve been using the Eclipse Dash License Tool on itself. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 $ mvn dependency:list | grep -Poh "\S+:(system|provided|compile)$" | java -jar licenses.jar - Querying Eclipse Foundation for license data for 7 items. Found 6 items. Querying ClearlyDefined for license data for 1 items. Found ...

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Kotlin / IntelliJ quick hint: Operator navigation

This is just a quick hint if you are programming Kotlin with IntelliJ: In IntelliJ you can ctrl-click on operators to navigate to the operator definition (similar to ctrl-clicking on methods). This also works for the get operator (you can click on the [] brackets) and for ranges (you can click on the dots (..) between the start and end ...

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IntelliJ’s text based HTTP client

IntelliJ provides a HTTP client that is purely text based. While this might sound strange at the beginning it turns out that this is a very useful feature. Getting started First we need to create a file whose name ends with .http or .rest. For example: my-requests.http. To issue a simple GET request we have to write down the request ...

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Selenium IDE: What Is It? & Why Is It Must For Every QA?

Earlier testers would often refrain from using record and replay tools like Selenium IDE for automation testing and would rather opt for using scripting frameworks like Selenium Webdriver, WebDriverIO, Cypress, etc. After all, why wouldn’t they, these tools have proved to be more effective and gave much more control over tests! Even though Selenium IDE offered ease of usage, it ...

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Using IdeaVim with IntelliJ

I’ve been a VIM user for a few years and I’m also using the IdeaVim plugin in IntelliJ. The following configuration and features helped me a lot. You can configure the same keymappings that you have in your regular VIM in the ~/.ideavimrc file.Setting idearefactormode to keep makes the behavior of refactorings such as renamings more deterministic.In a dialog hitting ...

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