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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA
Demonstration of IntelliJ IDEA
Developer(s) JetBrains
Stable release 14.1.5 / September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)
Written in Java
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux
Type Java IDE
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IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ), and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition,[1] and in a proprietary commercial edition. The latest stable version of IntelliJ IDEA (14.1.5) was released on September 25, 2015.


  • History 1
  • System requirements 2
  • Features 3
    • Supported languages 3.1
    • Technologies and frameworks 3.2
    • Software versioning and revision control 3.3
  • See also 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The first version of IntelliJ IDEA was released in January 2001, and was one of the first available Java IDEs with advanced code navigation and code refactoring capabilities integrated.[2][3]

In a 2010 Infoworld report, IntelliJ received the highest test center score out of the four top Java programming tools: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans and Oracle JDeveloper.[4]

In December 2014, Google announced version 1.0 of Android Studio, an open source IDE for Android apps, based on the open source community edition of IntelliJ IDEA.[5] Other development environments based on IntelliJ's framework include AppCode, CLion, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm, and MPS.[6]

System requirements

  • Windows: 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP | MacOS X: 10.5 - 10.9 | Linux: GNOME or KDE desktop
  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 300 MB hard disk space + at least 1 GB for caches
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution
  • JDK 1.6 or higher


Version 12.1 includes support for Java 8, UI designer for Android development, Play 2.0 and Scala.

Supported languages

IntelliJ IDEA has two editions; Community Edition (Free) and Ultimate Edition (Paid). Both can be used for commercial development.[7]

Both editions[8]
Ultimate Edition only[8]

Technologies and frameworks

Ultimate Edition supports the following:[8]

Ultimate Edition also supports the application servers Geronimo, GlassFish, JBoss, Jetty, Tomcat, Weblogic, and WebSphere.[8]

Software versioning and revision control

The two editions also differ in their support for software versioning and revision control systems.

Both editions[8]
Ultimate Edition[8]

Free plugins also exist for the Atlassian IntelliJ Connector integrating JIRA,[10] Bamboo, Crucible and FishEye.

See also


  • Saunders, Stephen; Fields, Duane K.; Belayev, Eugene (March 1, 2006), IntelliJ IDEA in Action (1st ed.),  
  • Davydov, S.; Efimov, A. (May 2005), IntelliJ IDEA. Professional'noe programmirovanie na Java (V podlinnike) (1st ed.),  


  1. ^ IntelliJ Source Code
  2. ^ "IntelliJ IDEA :: Java refactoring plus sophisticated code refactoring for JSP, XML, CSS, HTML, JavaScript". JetBrains. 
  3. ^  
  4. ^ Andrew Binstock (22 September 2010). "InfoWorld review: Top Java programming tools".  
  5. ^ "Google releases Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its IDE".  
  6. ^ "What is the IntelliJ Platform?".  
  7. ^ IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio FAQ
  8. ^ a b c d e f "IntelliJ IDEA Editions Comparison". JetBrains. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Built-in SBT Support in IntelliJ IDEA 13". JetBrains. 18 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "IDE Connectors".  

External links

  • IntelliJ popular APIs in GitHub
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