IDEA product name

I just saw someone refer to the latest EAP build as "IntelliJ Aurora build 963." I've seen a trend lately of calling the product IntelliJ instead of IDEA or IntelliJ IDEA. What is the official name? Wasn't the company called IntelliJ, and the product called IDEA? Has this officially changed?

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Actually that's a good question, what is the separation between
JetBrains and IntelliJ, is it the same, and are products going to use
the name JetBrains since the site moved over to be branded JetBrains?

R

Keith Lea wrote:

I just saw someone refer to the latest EAP build as "IntelliJ Aurora build 963." I've seen a trend lately of calling the product IntelliJ instead of IDEA or IntelliJ IDEA. What is the official name? Wasn't the company called IntelliJ, and the product called IDEA? Has this officially changed?


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Keith Lea wrote:

I just saw someone refer to the latest EAP build as "IntelliJ Aurora build
963." I've seen a trend lately of calling the product IntelliJ instead of
IDEA or IntelliJ IDEA. What is the official name? Wasn't the company
called IntelliJ, and the product called IDEA? Has this officially changed?


The company is called JetBrains Inc.
The product is called IntelliJ IDEA.
IntelliJ is a brand of products for Java from JetBrains
(currently there is only one such :) )

Friendly,
Dmitry

--
Dmitry Lomov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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;)
That is "IntelliJ Labs"?

"Dmitry Lomov (JetBrains)" <Dmitry.Lomov@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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Keith Lea wrote:

>

I just saw someone refer to the latest EAP build as "IntelliJ Aurora

build

963." I've seen a trend lately of calling the product IntelliJ instead

of

IDEA or IntelliJ IDEA. What is the official name? Wasn't the company
called IntelliJ, and the product called IDEA? Has this officially

changed?
>

The company is called JetBrains Inc.
The product is called IntelliJ IDEA.
IntelliJ is a brand of products for Java from JetBrains
(currently there is only one such :) )

>

Friendly,
Dmitry

>

--
Dmitry Lomov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"



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Alexey Efimov wrote:

;)
That is "IntelliJ Labs"?


IntelliJ Labs is a division of JetBrains in St.-Petersburg, Russia

Friendly,
Dmitry


"Dmitry Lomov (JetBrains)" <Dmitry.Lomov@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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>> Keith Lea wrote:
>>
>> > I just saw someone refer to the latest EAP build as "IntelliJ Aurora

build

>> > 963." I've seen a trend lately of calling the product IntelliJ instead

of

>> > IDEA or IntelliJ IDEA. What is the official name? Wasn't the company
>> > called IntelliJ, and the product called IDEA? Has this officially

changed?

>>
>> The company is called JetBrains Inc.
>> The product is called IntelliJ IDEA.
>> IntelliJ is a brand of products for Java from JetBrains
>> (currently there is only one such :) )
>>
>> Friendly,
>> Dmitry
>>
>> --
>> Dmitry Lomov
>> IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
>> http://www.intellij.com
>> "Develop with pleasure!"

--
Dmitry Lomov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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People in my company call IDEA, IntelliJ.

But here it is IDEA, or IntelliJ IDEA.

Whenever I switch back and forth, I have to change syntax :(

Mike

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Michael Kirby wrote:

People in my company call IDEA, IntelliJ.

But here it is IDEA, or IntelliJ IDEA.

Whenever I switch back and forth, I have to change syntax :(

Mike


which shows that the Jetbrains naming strategy is too convoluted for
consumers.

Edo

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"IntelliJ" is it for me. Says it all - it's intelligent and it's main
talent is Java. I've never seen the need for the IDEA bit, just
confuses things, and isn't particularly strong. I think the company
being JetBrains and the product being IntelliJ is as convoluted as it
needs to get. Then we all know what we're talking about ;)

N.

Edoardo Comar wrote:

Michael Kirby wrote:

>> People in my company call IDEA, IntelliJ.
>>
>> But here it is IDEA, or IntelliJ IDEA.
>>
>> Whenever I switch back and forth, I have to change syntax :(
>>
>> Mike
>>


which shows that the Jetbrains naming strategy is too convoluted for
consumers.

Edo


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Edoardo Comar wrote:

which shows that the Jetbrains naming strategy is too convoluted for
consumers.




It needs some refactoring. I suggest "[Shift-F6]"

Alain

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I got IntelliJIDE... is this a bug?

R

Alain Ravet wrote:

Edoardo Comar wrote:

>> which shows that the Jetbrains naming strategy is too convoluted for
>> consumers.




It needs some refactoring. I suggest "[Shift-F6]"

Alain


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Somehow I keep getting IntellijIdeaRulezzz...

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This is a valid point and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. If name recognition means anything in the market place then IDEA is only 1/3 as popular as it should be. 1/3 knows it as IDEA, another 1/3 as Intellij (my preference) and 1/3 as IntelliJ IDEA. Okay so maybe you have a 50/50 split.

Regardless, by my conversation with other people who are not IntelliJ savy, they seem to know it as IntelliJ AND IntelliJ speaks volumes whereas IDEA sounds to generic and too close to IDE.

So the story goes...

"What are you using to develop Java?"
"IDEA"
"Hmmm...yes but what is it, eclipse, JBuilder or IntelliJ?"

IntelliJ is clear. There is no mistaking it for something else.

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Keith,

Do you have a relative at the local university in Oswego who is really into Java threading?

Sorry for the intrusion but I had to ask.

Justin

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That's a funny way to put it, but yes, Doug is my father.

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On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 00:11:26 +0000, Justin Hopper wrote:

This is a valid point and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. If name
recognition means anything in the market place then IDEA is only 1/3 as
popular as it should be. 1/3 knows it as IDEA, another 1/3 as Intellij
(my preference) and 1/3 as IntelliJ IDEA. Okay so maybe you have a 50/50
split.


This just reminds me of the years of del-pheee or del-fi naming threads I
always attempted to avoid...


--
"It's all in the heat of the moment, it's all in the pain..." Devy.
Mark Derricutt @ mark@talios.com @ talios.blog-city.com

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Exactly! Look at Delphi's popularity :)

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Surely thats just down to the Atlantic divide though ;)

N.

Mark Derricutt wrote:

On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 00:11:26 +0000, Justin Hopper wrote:

>>This is a valid point and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. If name
>>recognition means anything in the market place then IDEA is only 1/3 as
>>popular as it should be. 1/3 knows it as IDEA, another 1/3 as Intellij
>>(my preference) and 1/3 as IntelliJ IDEA. Okay so maybe you have a 50/50
>>split.


This just reminds me of the years of del-pheee or del-fi naming threads I
always attempted to avoid...


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On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 12:19:14 +0000, Nathan Brown wrote:

Surely thats just down to the Atlantic divide though ;)


Initially - then it became religious :)

--
"It's all in the heat of the moment, it's all in the pain..." Devy.
Mark Derricutt @ mark@talios.com @ talios.blog-city.com

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