Half a year ago, Meta-Programming System (MPS) version 1.0 was released by JetBrains. Following up on this, the 1.1 release occurred in December. InfoQ revisited the current state of the language workbench, which is provided as an open source product under an Apache 2.0 license (with the exception of the JetBrains IDE framework, which was extracted from IntelliJ IDEA and which is not open source).
Since the last bundle.update, a number of interesting events have occurred in the OSGi and modular Java space. JSR 294 has been (automatically) marked as inactive, the Enterprise Expert Group has released draft 4, WebSphere will allow direct running of OSGi applications and upcoming OSGi conferences have early bird discounts and call for speakers finishing soon.
It's been a month since OSGi 4.2 was released. What's been happening in the OSGi space since then?
Today Jetbrains announced the creation of an open source community edition of IntelliJ as well as a new commercial Ultimate Edition.
JetBrains has been continuously improving their award winning Java IDE, Intellij IDEA. However, it has gone way beyond just a Java development tool, especially with this latest release.
JetBrains includes a Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM) tool in its recently released version 7. DSM tools generate a representation of a codebase's dependencies in an appealing martix visualization. This article looks at how DSM can improve project structure and how IDEA's DSM tool compares with alternatives.
In the wake of the demise of Chandler personal information management project, a discussion has occurred on TSS about the scalability potential of dynamic languages. Ted Neward attempted to go beyond language quarrel in order to provide some structured insights on this issue.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson discusses the origins and philosophy of Spring, the Spring Portfolio, Spring Web Flow, Spring Batch, Spring.Net, the partnership with Tasktop Technologies, and community involvement and utilization of Spring.
Dynamic language support is becoming an increasingly common part of Java IDEs. NetBeans 6 has Ruby integration, Eclipse has the DLTK and Aptana, and IntelliJ IDEA 7 offers support for Ruby as well as support for Groovy and Grails (it made its first appearance in milestone 2 and will coming out of beta shortly).
Jetbrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 7.0. This version rounds out support for many popular Java technologies (Hibernate, Spring, and Maven) while adding support for additional languages such as Groovy and Ruby.
JetBrains has released the second milestone of IntelliJ IDEA 7. Among the features of M2 are enhanced Groovy/Grails support, dependency analysis tools, and better Spring/Hibernate integration.
Jetbrains recently released a preview release of IntelliJ 7. Key features include Hibernate, Spring, and Clearcase support.
Competition for dominance in the Ruby IDE space is heating up. A recent blog entry does a good job with a comprehensive breakdown and comparison of features available in IntelliJ IDEA vs. NetBeans vs. RadRails.
Static analysis tools help developers locate potential problems in their code. Static analysis is an inspection of code without executing it, looking for problems as varied as misunderstood APIs to use of the wrong boolean operators. This post summarizes the six of the leading tools and discusses the current trends in static analysis tools.
Jetbrains has released version 6.0 of their IntelliJ IDE and version 1.0 of their new TeamCity continuous integration server product. IntelliJ 6.0 improves support for EJB 3.0 and adds support for several new frameworks such as GWT. TeamCity includes pre-commit testing to ensure that incoming code changes do not break the build.