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Distinctive features of IntelliJ

 
Paras Jain
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Hi Dmitry,
I have been using WSAD for last 3 years. Before that I have used eclipse also. Recently I have downloaded Netbeans 5.5 bundled with JBoss server. My experience with NB is very good.
My queries about Intellij are
1) Does it support development of EJB 3.0 beans and Java 5? I have tried developing on WSAD but it was of no use. Therefore I have to switch to NB.
2) Do we have support for pluggin in any App server or does it have any in built test server.
3) In Eclipse and WSAD we can plugin many things does it have any such support.In WSAD we can plugin tomcat, JUnit, Ant builds, Rational softwares and many more things. We can even develop our own Plugin using PDE of WSAD.
4) Do we have any evaluation version of this software which we can use for some time say one month.
5) Please tell us about any other distinctive features of Intellij. Switching over to a new IDE involves a learning curve. If it has any special featuers we can recommend its purchase to our company for J2EE development.

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Paras
 
Gagan Indus
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Regarding 4, i think the answer is Yes, its a 30 day trail. I had tried once in the past.

Few years back i used to be on IntelliJ early access program (before the corporate decided to move to eclipse). I had found that was one another great way to 'try' upcoming feature before you made up your mind. The EAP program's home is http://www.intellij.net/
 
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Hello Paras,

1) Yes, IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 fully supports EJB 3 and Java 5.

2) IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 includes plugins for Tomcat, Weblogic, WebSphere, JBoss, Geronimo and GlassFish application servers. It doesn't include any bundled application server.

3) IntelliJ IDEA has a lot of plugins as well - you can browse the list at http://plugins.intellij.net/ . You can also develop your own plugins. Tomcat, Ant and JUnit support are included in the standard distribution - you don't need to install any additional plugins for that.

4) Yes, you can get a 30 day evaluation license at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/evaluate.html .

5) Many developers switching to IntelliJ IDEA report that they feel more productive when working on their day-to-day tasks, because of intelligent code analysis and coding assistance offered by the IDE. As for J2EE, we also have a lot to offer - you can view the list of new J2EE features at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/newfeatures.html#jee
 
Paras Jain
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Thanks a lot Dmitry for the information.

One more question- What would be the difference between the evaluation version and the commercial licensed version. I mean feature-wise.

Rgds,
Paras
 
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Hello Paras,

The evaluation version is identical to the commercial version. The only difference is that the version with a commercial license doesn't have an expiration date.
 
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