This book will help developers dig a little deeper into IDEA and embrace its streamlining features which allow for more time to be spent on project design rather than code management. Without some educational investment, however, IDEA can be just another editor. That then, is the purpose of this book. To not only get you up and running quickly, but to teach you how to use IDEA's powerful software development tools to their fullest advantage. Important product features, including the debugger, source code control, and the many code generation tools, are carefully explained and accompanied by tips and tricks that will leave even experienced IDEA users with "Eureka!" moments of informed programming. Coders just graduating from NOTEPAD and Java IDE veterans alike will profit from the powerful and timesaving expertise provided in this essential programmer's resource.
IDEA is a next-generation IDE for Java, an Integrated Development Environment. As the term IDE implies, IDEA integrates or combines all of the tools needed to develop Java software into a single application and interface. In other words, IDEA is a tool that helps develop Java applications more quickly, easily, and intelligently. IDEA can help with every phase of a project, from design and development to testing and deployment. This book is based on the IntelliJ IDEA Java development environment software from JetBrains, version 5.0.
Because you’ve decided to open this book, you probably already know that IntelliJ IDEA is a next-generation integrated development environment (IDE) for Java. As the term IDE
implies, IDEA combines all the tools you need to develop Java software into a single application and interface. In other words, IDEA is a tool that helps you develop Java applications more quickly, easily, and intelligently. IDEA can help you with every phase of your project, from design and development to testing and deployment—provided you know how to make the most of it. This book will give you all the information you need to become an IDEA expert.IntelliJ IDEA in Action
is an independent and authorized book. This means the publisher, Manning, is independent of the vendor, JetBrains. It’s authorized because from day one we have had the full cooperation, approval, and contributions of Eugene Belyaev and his team at JetBrains. We’ve had the best of both worlds in creating this book—complete editorial freedom to tell you everything you need to know about IDEA, and also the expert advice and assistance of the JetBrains team. About the Author Duane K. Fields
is a Web applications developer and Internet technologist with an extensive background in Web programming for companies that include IBM and Netscape Communications. He is the coauthor of Web Development with JavaServer Pages
. He lives in Bastrop, Texas. Stephen Saunders
is an enterprise Java software engineer with a decade of experience in the knowledge management, financial services, and master data management industries. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Eugene Belayev
is the cofounder, president, and chief technology officer of JetBrains, the software company responsible for complex developer tools including Java IDE and IntelliJ IDEA.