I recently got an email from JetBrains stating that anyone purchasing a copy of 7.0 now will get a free upgrade to 8.0 when it is released. As an IDEA user since version 2.0, I know that this means 8.0 is going to be released in the next couple of months. The main new feature that I (and everyone else where I work) is looking for in 8.0 is support for Flex/ActionScript. However, I must say that I am disappointed in the progress so far on this front.
Here are the features that I think absolutely have to be addressed for us to avoid moving to FlexBuilder/Eclipse:
A way to debug a flex application running in a browser. This is required to debug an application that makes remote calls. In FlexBuilder, I can set up a url as the launch path for a flex application. This brings up IE with the application running in it and FlexBuilder connects to this application from the debugger.
Find usages seems to be behaving like a text search in many cases. For example, I have a property called "component" in a class. When I search for usages of it, I end up with a list that includes static strings that have the word component in it.
Some nice to have features are:
Edited by: jayj on Sep 9, 2008 10:17 AM