Thursday, October 15, 2009

IntelliJ IDEA :: The Best Java IDE Now Free and Open Source


We believe IntelliJ IDEA to be the best Java IDE on the market — and the world will only gain if more people start using it. That's why we decided to remove the main barrier — the price tag, and introduce the upcoming version 9 in two editions.



Completely awesome news. I've been doing Grails in NetBeans and it's decent, but the HTML editor in NetBeans is kind of irritating. I've used IntelliJ on and off but this gives me serious motivation to move from Eclipse. Wonder how that CFML plugin for IntelliJ is coming along ...

3 comments:

Kurt Wiersma said...

Exciting news to see but then I checked out the detail page and saw that the html editor isn't included and neither is the grails support.

Matthew Woodward said...

Bummer. I'll have to try the Grails plugin (only been using it for Java thus far); might be worth it to pay if it's better than NetBeans.

thecrumb said...

Yeah looking at the comparison chart the basic version is crippled pretty badly. No HTML/CSS/JS, SQL, etc.