No Christmas sale this year?

.... for the less fortunate ones of us who might not be able to convince
their employers to get them IDEA licenses?

Thx,
Andrei


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"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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... for the less fortunate ones of us who might not be able to convince
their employers to get them IDEA licenses?


I bought my 3.x on last year's discount sale, but in general I think it is
not a good practice to have a discount sale. Yes, I waited almost a year and
I was treated :) but this discount approach derails normal sale process.
Instead of buying and bringing money to IntelliJ people wait till Christmas.
I do not think it is good for IntelliJ.

On the other side, I would prefer regular price for Idea to be lower. I will
not buy 4.x because I am pretty much happy with my 3.x and I do not want to
spend 500 for my personal software. I already suggested the
"price-by-component" approach, which is widely used for image processors or
engineering programs. In this case one would be able to buy base Idea IDE
and packages for additional price, like UI designer, Web-app module, EJB
module, Startteam/CVS/Perforce integration, Commander :)), etc.

One can take a look at Eclipse: there are quite a few useful add-ons for it
now, and while Eclipse itself is free, add-ons are often not free. As long
as base IDE keeps good balance between free features which should be enough
for your 80-90% of everyday job, and add-ons, this model will work well.

Also, IntelliJ may think about coninuing to sell and to provide limited
support for older versions, but to sell them at much lower price after new
version comes out. I bet that a lot of folks would be happy with 3.x for,
say, $150. Why cut them off?

Michael Jouravlev.


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$500 is CHEAP for what it gives.

I had already made up my mind that I was going to develop with IntelliJ at
my new job. Luckily, I got re-imbursed.

Or you could get a license with the maintenance agreement. Maybe you could
swindle your employer to reimburse for that.

HELL,GIVE THEM SOMETHING MAN. I don't ever want development to stop!!!!!!

"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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... for the less fortunate ones of us who might not be able to convince
their employers to get them IDEA licenses?

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Thx,
Andrei

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upgrades do not cost 500 I think they are $299

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