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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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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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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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OfficeFloor IntelliJ Plugin

OfficeFloor is now available to develop within IntelliJ. While the plugin was originally developed for Eclipse, we have now isolated the functionality into IDE agnostic bundle.   This means with a bridging implementation, it is possible to port the OfficeFloor plugin to other IDEs. However, for now we are content with Eclipse and IntelliJ for OfficeFloor development. Though if you would ...

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Memory Efficient: Eclipse vs IntelliJ (Android Studio)

Eclipse and IntelliJ are the two competing IDEs in the industry. There are lot of passionate discussion going in the social media, forums to declare the winner in this race. We thought it would be a fun exercise to study which IDE utilizes memory efficiently? Study To conduct this study, we used Eclipse Java EE Oxygen Release Milestone 2(4.7.0 M2) and ...

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How to Format a Large Code Base Automatically

If you introduce code formatting rules retroactively, you have to solve the problem how to format existing code base according to the new formatting rules. You could checkout every code repository one by one in your IDE and click on Autoformat the whole project. But this is boring and waste of time.   Fortunately, Intellij IDEA has a format CLI ...

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Debugging Java Streams with IntelliJ

Streams are very powerful and can capture the gist of your intended functionality in just a few lines. But, just as smooth as they are when it all works, just as agonizing it can be when they don’t behave as expected. Learn how to use IntelliJ to debug your Java Streams and gain insight into the intermediate operations of a ...

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