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JetBrains polishes up IntelliJ for 2023 in end-of-year toolkit updates

Developer toolkit provider JetBrains has taken the wraps off a new version of IntelliJ IDEA, its flagship development environment for teams working in Java and Kotlin.

Maria Kosukhina, writing for JetBrains, said that users can preview a “completely reworked look and feel” in the new IntelliJ IDEA 2022.3, switching to the new UI via a setting.

“With this release, we’ve introduced a new Settings Sync solution for synchronising and backing up your custom user settings.

“Additionally, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate offers a new way to work with projects in WSL 2, new actions for Spring beans autowiring and OpenAPI schema generation, and long-awaited Redis support,” Kosukhina explained.

IntelliJ IDEA 2022.3.1, released just before Christmas 2022, includes a slew of bug fixes and updates accessible via the Toolbox App, inside the IDE, or Ubuntu snaps.

Improvements include an ability to display editor tabs on multiple rows and the Extract Method actions are more concise and no longer prevent non-static methods, and Docker Compose targets can now be created in Settings/Preferences, she said.

“Excessive CPU usage and IDE freezes that occurred for certain tool window sizes have been fixed,” Kosukhina added.

JetBrains has also fixed the issue of Kubernetes plugin failures when developers try to import large Custom Resource Definition specifications, and the company says that application server configurations will no longer get lost upon IDE restart.

A full list of updates to the IDE can be found on JetBrains product blog – here. JetBrains has now completed its IDE and .NET tool rollouts for 2022, including for RubyMine, PyCharm, DataSpell, GoLand, Rider, CLion, DataGrip, PhpStorm, ReSharper, and the last support release for AppCode.

The developer tools vendor also offered a sneak peek at planned updates for CLion 2023.1.

While the CLion 2022.3 release a few weeks back targeted overall user experience, the new year’s release will include not only bug fixes but JetBrains is looking at incorporating better C++ language support and reporting, Docker workflow, C/C++ single file configuration workflow, QML syntax support and an ability to use Dissembler on demand.

The company is also investigating the potential to add Meson support as well as improved Serial and PlatformIO plugins down the track, it said.

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