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IntelliJ IDEA 12 Reveals the Darker Side of Productive Coding

December 5, 2012

PRAGUE, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

JetBrains rolls out its annual IntelliJ IDEA update with a significantly faster
compiler, support for Java 8, UI designer for Android development and a new stylish dark

JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software
developers, have announced the public availability of IntelliJ IDEA 12, a regular yearly
update of their award-winning Java IDE for web, enterprise and mobile development.

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The latest release features a brand new, much faster compiler for enhanced user
experience. “We have rebuilt the compiler from the ground up and moved it to a separate
process,” said Maxim Mossienko, IntelliJ IDEA project lead. “Now your project can be
compiled automatically in the background on every change you make, so you can run it
almost instantly any time.”

As usual, IntelliJ IDEA stays on top of cutting-edge technologies to provide
developers with timely support. It embraces the latest versions of Java, including its
previews and new features that every developer is eager to try. With IntelliJ IDEA 12, JDK
8 can already be enjoyed with code assistance for new syntax such as lambda expressions,
method references, and default methods.

Among other technologies, IntelliJ IDEA expands its support for Android-the fastest
growing mobile platform today-with a well-crafted, smart Android UI designer implemented
in the best traditions of JetBrains. Its wide range of unique, dedicated refactorings,
code assistance and analysis features make IntelliJ IDEA a top-choice IDE for mobile
development, also available for free through the Community Edition.

And now to the ‘darker side’: IntelliJ IDEA 12 comes with a redesigned user interface,
along with the new stylish dark look and feel Darcula. “Our goal was to make the interface
clearer and more functional. This dark theme minimizes distraction so you can focus more
on the code and less on the IDE,” explained Konstantin Bulenkov, senior IntelliJ IDEA
developer and author of Darcula.

Other major features introduced in IntelliJ IDEA 12 include:

        - Significantly improved support for Spring frameworks, including
          Integration, Web Flow, MVC, Security, Batch, and more
        - Support for Play 2.0 for Scala and Java
        - Enhanced management tools for J2EE application servers, with support for Cloud
          Foundry and CloudBees platforms
        - Powerful tools for database management
        - Support for Drools Expert with advanced code assistance
        - Live edit mode for HTML, CSS and JavaScript

To learn more about what’s new in JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 12 and to download the
edition of your choice, please visit the official IntelliJ IDEA website at


For information on the new pricing and licensing options for IntelliJ IDEA, please
visit http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/buy.

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the
creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for
its award-winning Java(TM) integrated development environment IntelliJ(R) IDEA (see
details at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea [http://www.jetbrains.com/idea?II12PR ]),
TeamCity-a continuous integration and build management environment (
http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity), and ReSharper-a productivity tool for .NET
developers (http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper), among others. JetBrains maintains its
headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic and has R&D labs in St. Petersburg and Moscow,
Russia; Munich, Germany; and Boston, MA, USA. For more information see


Note to Editors: JetBrains, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA, TeamCity and ReSharper are
trademarks or registered trademarks of JetBrains, s.r.o. All other trademarks are the
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