Tuesday, September 20, 2011

IntelliJ IDEA 11 "Nika" - First EAP

Finally, the first EAP release is available. This post only shows the most prominent new features, as always the full details are available on the changelog.

Big news: IDEA 11 will get full OGNL language support. Not only will this bring extended highlighting of your expressions, but also "intelligent" editing/navigation support - just like in EL-expressions. Please see the full details of current support at the dedicated page.

Action class properties
Action class properties will be resolved and completed in many more places - JSP tags, validation.xml, ...

Ofcourse, Rename refactoring and Find Usages is fully supported:

You can now use "Go To | Related File" to quickly navigate from your Action-class to any result file(s) as well as -declarations in struts.xml. Also any related ActionClass-validation.xml files can now be reached with this shortcut.

I18N support
Support for Properties-based I18N has been extended to validation.xml. And IDEA 11 now supports Properties in XML-format as well.