Refactoring helps to move towards cleaner code that is easier to understand and maintain. It takes practice and experience to recognise code smells: symptoms of bad design which indicate deeper problems in the code. Tools can be helpful to refactor in small steps and prevent breaking the code.
JetBrains has released WebStorm 2016.2, their second major update for the IDE this year. New in this version is support for TypeScript 2.0, enhanced React support, and integration with the new Angular CLI tool.
JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the latest version of their most popular IDE. The new version seems to have the polyglot developer in mind, with multiple enhancements over a variety of languages and technologies; however, the most noticeable changes are aimed at Java, particularly at helping developers take full advantage of Java 8.
After three months in beta, the Kotlin team has announced the release of Kotlin 1.0, which aims to stabilize both API and ABI of the language. InfoQ has spoken with Andrey Breslav, lead Kotlin designer at JetBrains.
A year behind the schedule, JetBrains has made generally available the DBA tool DataGrip 1.0. Formerly known as 0xDBE, DataGrip is a tool for SQL database administrators and developers.
Thanks to Apple open sourcing Swift compiler and libraries earlier this month, JetBrains added support for Swift to its cross-platform IDE, CLion, running both on Linux and OS X.
As previously announced, JetBrains has launched the Toolbox, a collection of their desktop tools –IDEs, utilities and extensions – using the new subscription model which basically means paying monthly or yearly instead of one upfront payment.
JetBrains upset a lot of users when it announced it was planning to move to a subscription based model. After taking some time to reconsider and review user feedback, they have provided updated terms intended to address the most common complaints.
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.
JetBrains has made available Upsource 1.0, a source code collaboration tool for software development teams.
Google has graduated Android Studio to 1.0 and is recommending developers to leave Eclipse behind.
JetBrains has announced new RTM versions for their .NET tools, including ReSharper 9, dotTrace 6, dotCover 3, dotMemory 4.2, dotPeek 1.3 and TeamCity Add-in 9.0. JetBrains has created a single installer and platform for these tools. When attempting to install ReSharper, developers are presented with the option to install other .NET tools which will share the platform.
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.