IntelliJ IDEA and yFiles diagrams

I have a long history with IntelliJ IDEA and in overall I love it. Sure there are tons of minor (and also more than minor) issues but it’s just like with a marriage – you have to find a partner who’s flaws you can tolerate. IntelliJ IDEA is such a partner for me. But there… Continue reading IntelliJ IDEA and yFiles diagrams

Eclipse 5 years later – common formatter quest

It was 5 years ago when I compared IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse IDE in a series of blog posts (links to all installments at the bottom of that post). I needed to migrate from IDEA to Eclipse, tried it for couple of months and then found out that I actually can go on with IDEA.… Continue reading Eclipse 5 years later – common formatter quest

Dear IntelliJ IDEA, I love you, but…

No, no, it’s not that I’m leaving. Where would I go? To that total eclipse of sense? Or should I get some beans or what? No way… I’m with you – in good times and in bad! We’ve been through so much together! Do you remember your version 4? How we all couldn’t understand why… Continue reading Dear IntelliJ IDEA, I love you, but…

More positive take on Maven

Sometimes I start making notes on some topic and it takes me months (or even over a year!) to finish that particular post. But I should not wait with this one. Situation with my Maven expertise isn’t much better than when I wrote what I wrote the last time. I found some more around the… Continue reading More positive take on Maven

From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (5)

It has been some time since I wrote last installment of this series – and much happened in the meantime. IDEA 10.5 was released (with full support of JDK 7) – and the whole beast is again a bit faster and better – though not without bugs. I’ll probably write a dedicated monologue about things… Continue reading From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (5)

From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (4)

Today I’ll try to focus on key shortcuts more. And also the way you can customize them. In all cases when comparing shortcuts, the first one mentioned is Idea’s, the second is from Eclipse. While Idea has static Default Keymap Reference in its Help menu, Eclipse has Key Assist (Ctrl+Shift+L) – which is more handy… Continue reading From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (4)

From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (3)

Today I’ll be clearly positive towards Eclipse and critical to IntelliJ IDEA. I have a lot of other stuff (originally saved for this part), but today I’ll make it short. I really found one area where Eclipse beats IDEA without any doubts! It’s really been for some time I have this code on my disk… Continue reading From IntelliJ IDEA to Eclipse (3)