Hello, IDEA

My latest screencast is a demo of how easy it is to get working with
IDEA. Although it won't teach people here anything new, you can pass it
on to your friends and colleagues who 'still haven't tried IDEA yet.'
Maybe we can slowly change this perception (by people who haven't used
IDEA) that Eclipse is the same as IDEA except that it's free.

See it here: http://javablogs.com/Jump.action?id=209718

I'll be making at least one more screencast, with those little features
that just make IDEA so nice, but a casual user might not know about.
Good examples: Select word (Ctrl-W), Extract/Inline X, Change Method
Signature, Highlight Usages in File (Ctrl-Shift-F7), user-defined live
templates, etc. etc. If you have any suggestions for such gems, please
leave a comment here.

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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The Ctrl-N family is mighty, particularly with the search-by-camel-case functionality, and surprisingly little-known. The new F2 functionality also rules, and is worth pointing out. Finally, some of the IPP intentions make for good "hidden gems". DeMorgan's Law, Merge if branches, Create JUnit assertion and Evaluate constant expression would be good ones.

--Davae Griffith

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Ask Rick Ross to put it on Javalobby's front-page, there often are some
flash-demos.

Tom

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Thomas Singer (MoTJ) wrote:

Ask Rick Ross to put it on Javalobby's front-page, there often are some
flash-demos.

Tom


Thanks for the tip. I just submitted it. We'll see if it gets published.

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Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Thomas Singer (MoTJ) wrote:

Ask Rick Ross to put it on Javalobby's front-page, there often are some
flash-demos.

Tom


Cool, thanks again, Tom. They posted it:
http://www.javalobby.org/java/forums/t18380.html

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Rob, you definitely need to set up more flash-demos for the advanced
stuff. "Hello, IDEA" only shows stuff, which other IDE's also support.
Show the "hidden" features of IDEA, which make it that great!

Tom

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Thomas Singer (MoTJ) wrote:

Rob, you definitely need to set up more flash-demos for the advanced
stuff. "Hello, IDEA" only shows stuff, which other IDE's also support.
Show the "hidden" features of IDEA, which make it that great!

Tom


I'm definitely going to do that. Hello, IDEA! is just the foundation.

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Rob Harwood (JetBrains) wrote:

My latest screencast is a demo of how easy it is to get working with
IDEA. Although it won't teach people here anything new, you can pass it
on to your friends and colleagues who 'still haven't tried IDEA yet.'
Maybe we can slowly change this perception (by people who haven't used
IDEA) that Eclipse is the same as IDEA except that it's free.

See it here: http://javablogs.com/Jump.action?id=209718

I'll be making at least one more screencast, with those little features
that just make IDEA so nice, but a casual user might not know about.
Good examples: Select word (Ctrl-W), Extract/Inline X, Change Method
Signature, Highlight Usages in File (Ctrl-Shift-F7), user-defined live
templates, etc. etc. If you have any suggestions for such gems, please
leave a comment here.


You don't use psvm ?

Guillaume

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Question...

Do you want suggestions that are only for 4.5.x or including Irida too?

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You don't use psvm ?


That came to my mind, too... :)

Tom

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If IDEA were to come by default with
- a junit global library (using IDEA's own junit.jar),
- a 'TestCase' class template

=> in 5 seconds you could demo the JUnit integration (use the proper
shortcuts)
- generate a new TestCase, that already contains one failing test method
- create a run config, and run
Alain

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Just 4.5 for now. I'm considering doing a screencast on how to participate in the EAP, but that will come later. I wouldn't do Irida features until (or shortly before) it is released.

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Rob Harwood (JetBrains) wrote:

I'm definitely going to do that. Hello, IDEA! is just the foundation.


Demonstrating the CVS intregration would be good. Browse the cvs
server, checkout the project ( with ssh key integration ), down, diff,
commit, refactor...

Although - that does lead me to one annoying thing in IDEA - then you
say "checkout project from CVS", if thers a .ipr checked out, IDEA
doesn't say "hey, you've checked out a configured project, lets open
it"", or even "ok, lets not create a project and get you using the code
you've just checked out..."

Maybe I should enter some JIRA tickets for that...

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