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Friday, February 01, 2008

Another thing I love about IntelliJ

I've been mentally compiling a few tiny rough edges in IntelliJ. The difference between IntelliJ and Eclipse is that I can use IntelliJ's JIRA, add an issue, an expect a response. Every time I've done this, I've gotten a response in a couple of hours, either pointing out an existing fix, confirming my problem, or pointing out an alternative solution. I just don't get that feeling with Eclipse ... most bugs I've entered over the years into their Bugzilla system have never been resolved to my satisfaction.

And Bugzilla in general? That's pretty much raising the bar against anyone who doesn't have a high tolerance for wierdness and frustration.

Update: Case in point, I can respect their reasoning even if I don't agree, and I got a response in four minutes.

8 comments:

Massimo said...

Howard would like to ask... what do you think about having three different shortcuts to get code completion, code assistance (base, type and class)?

Doesn't this sounds strange to you?

Howard said...

I was off putting at first, and my fingers do occasionally get in a tangle ...

... but ...

Ever wonder why I put underscores in front of my instance variable names? It's to narrow the possibilities inside Eclipse, otherwise there's a long delay as Eclipse considers fields, methods and classes for the popup list.

Carl said...

I agree totally.

We've got both IntelliJ and TeamCity and support has been so fast and helpful all the times.

Made about ten support inquiries, all have been answered under 30 minutes.
(One time I actually got a response under 1 minute, but I guess that was just fluke)

Massimo said...

Well I've always thought that was the reason or at least one of, but is also a good practice to have instance variable easly sortable.

And having the code assistance context aware is a big plus.

BTW i'm only now looking at IDEA for their javascript editor, which i really appreciate, so i guess i'm too much eclipsed my mind...

Jeff said...

Hey about the tapestry 5 book, i was wondering if its available for download?

Kevin Menard said...

Yeap. I'm at the point where I won't even bother submitting issues with any project that uses Bugzilla. I just don't have the patience for it. I don't even know how those with less technical acumen use it.

It's annoyingly hard to participate in any of the news groups, too. I'd imagine a lot of people are put off by it.

Craig's Blog said...

Jeff - if you look at the post about the T5 book, you can see it is a paperback. The link is http://www.packtpub.com/tapestry-5/book (or http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1847193072 if you prefer Amazon)

Christian Ullenboom said...

Oh yes. I can confirm. I often filed Eclipse errors/problems in the bug database but either they move form one person responsible to another or they are confirmed but no one deals with it (especially WTP). Chris.