Google has released Android Studio 1.4 with support for vector graphics, a theme editor, templates for the Design Support Library, and easier connection to a Firebase account.
JetBrains, publisher of IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, among others, has announced sweeping changes to its licensing practices. Under these new changes, all of their developer based tools will be switching to a subscription based model, requiring continuous payment in order to be used.
Google has announced the end of all Eclipse-based tooling for Android development by the end of the year.
Google has graduated Android Studio to 1.0 and is recommending developers to leave Eclipse behind.
JetBrains has released AppCode 3.1 under its EAP, offering developers a preview of the IDE's improved Swift support. This release builds upon the basic support for the Swift language introduced in June's 3.0.1 release, which included basic editing support and syntax highlighting for Swift. With the release of 3.1 developers can avail of most of the IDE's advanced capabilities when using Swift.
WebStorm 9, JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA-based IDE, comes with a number of new features and enhancements, including support for Meteor, React, Polymer, PhoneGap, Ionic, and others.
JetBrains has released CLion EAP, a new IntelliJ-based IDE for C and C++. The IDE comes with Code Completion, Code Generation (for constructors, getters/setters or methods), Intention Actions, Quick Fixes, Refactoring, Project Search and Code Navigation. They also want to bring ReSharper to Visual Studio C++.
Up until now, JetBrains’ IDEs have included plug-ins for dealing with database administration and development tasks. JetBrains has decided to extract the respective functionality and place it in an IDE of its own, namely 0xDBE.
Jetbrains has announced the release of IntelliJ IDEA version 13 Community Edition and Ultimate edition. Both feature a completely revamped user interface, including support for Android, Java 8 (including Lambda expressions) and many other development technologies introduced this year.
JetBrains has just released WebStorm 7.0 GA with support for EJS, Mustache, Handlebars, Web Components, Stylus, Karma, Istanbul, Compass, and comes with various enhancements.
Oracle has reversed their decision to remove the method sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) in Java 7u40. The method is planned to remain at least through Java 7.
Doug Schaefer, project lead for Eclipse CDT, the Eclipse project that provides Eclipse-style execution, editing, and refactoring to C and C++ projects, laments about the scarcity of resources in the Eclipse community resulting in Eclipse bugs going unaddressed for years.
Google launches another Android IDE built on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, sharing many features with the Eclipse-based tool.
JetBrains has begun shipping IntelliJ IDEA 12.1 which sees the IDE gaining full support for JavaFX 2.0, the latest incarnation of the Java client platform. Version 12.1 of popular IDE also includes new features for Gradle, Scala, Groovy and Play Framework users.
jEdit version 5.0.0 was recently released. It has new editing modes for Scala and Dart, and improved Mac OS X support regarding the UI and keymappings. All keyboard shortcuts are now configurable and presets are offered for Emacs and IntelliJ IDEA. This is also the first version that supports localization (French, German, Russian, Czech and Japanese are offered).