IntelliJ IDEA 13, the Java IDE with the fastest-growing mindshare, includes enhanced support for Java EE 7, better Spring support, new tools for Android development and refined Gradle integration. IntelliJ IDEA 13 adopts Java EE 7, the latest version of Oracle's enterprise Java platform, along with support for new versions of enterprise application servers such as Glassfish 4, Wildfly 8, Tomcat 8, and others. A new Spring tool window helps you easily navigate through contexts configured in your project, its beans and MVC controllers. also offers simplified configuration of Spring projects. IntelliJ IDEA 13 syncs up with new features coming in Google's Android Studio: Gradle-based build system, improved editor and UI designer. , includes SQLite data access tools. Refined Gradle support includes improved project synchronization, code completion for dependencies and plugins, quick documentation, code generation, and even WAR artifact configuration based on Gradle files.
Choosing the right IDE can make you or break you as a coder. Most developers would be lost without the comfort of their preferred IDE, which takes care of classpath, make files, command line arguments, etc. The problematic dependence on the IDE, while very beneficial, is off topic and a discussion for another post. We concentrate on 2 main platforms, Eclipse and Intellij Community Edition, comparing them, mainly in the Java SE context. Intellij vs. Eclipse
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