IDEA in Action


So, what ever happened to this? I remember Eugene mentioning that he was writing a book for Manning called IntelliJ IDEA in Action, similar to Eclipse in Action. I know a former reviewer for Manning who said he reviewed a few chapters of it. A book like that would sure prove useful.

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I certainly agree that it is a serious disadvantage that there's no book written about developing with IDEA especially, since the documentation delivered with the product, does not come in a single document, which is ready to print.

There are many books out now, dealing with all aspects of Eclipse. This and the fact that Eclipse is free, will focus developers' attention (especially, programmers who begin working with Java and looking for an affordable IDE)to Eclipse rather than IntelliJ.

To me, IntelliJ 4.0 is a much better IDE than JBuilder, Eclipse, Netbeans etc., so it deserves more attention than it has.

Regards

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany

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By the way, it was the same thing with Together. It was a great product (now after the takeover from Borland, I'm not so sure of it anymore), but up to know, only one decent book, entering all the complexities of configuring and extending that product and explaining how to work efficiently with it. Instead, there are dozens of books about Rational Rose and Rational XDE, which are still far behind Together, when it comes to usability and configurability.


Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany

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If this is ever written, PLEASE give good coverage on how to write plugins.

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Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer


"Thomas G?lden" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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I certainly agree that it is a serious disadvantage that there's no book
written about developing with IDEA especially, since the documentation
delivered with the product, does not come in a single document, which is
ready to print.

There are many books out now, dealing with all aspects of Eclipse. This and
the fact that Eclipse is free, will focus developers' attention (especially,
programmers who begin working with Java and looking for an affordable IDE)to
Eclipse rather than IntelliJ.

To me, IntelliJ 4.0 is a much better IDE than JBuilder, Eclipse, Netbeans
etc., so it deserves more attention than it has.

Regards

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany


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there are probably people in these forums that could also write a book on intellij.

We could probably even do a community book. We could start one on intellij.org. If any of you are ambitous enough to post a list of chapters / topics that you want covered, then allow people from the forums to contribute to each of those topics. This should all probably take place at intellij.org of course.

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Well, I might be interested helping / leading this project ... I would have
to check with the bosses to see who is supposed to be writing one now, and
if so, what they're covering ... otherwise, we could compile works be
programmers on this site to a chapter each ... I would write the
preface/intro/editing, and then a developer can be credited with the chapter
or section(s) they work on. Maybe we should compile a table of contents of
things we'd like to see in the book, and then try to get people to commit to
a section/chaper?

David

JetBrains, Inc.
"Develop with pleasure!"
www.intellij.com

"charles decroes" <spam@decroes.com> wrote in message
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there are probably people in these forums that could also write a book on

intellij.
>

We could probably even do a community book. We could start one on

intellij.org. If any of you are ambitous enough to post a list of chapters
/ topics that you want covered, then allow people from the forums to
contribute to each of those topics. This should all probably take place at
intellij.org of course.


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