Top N Must-Have Plugins for JetBrains Idea

Jan 5, 2015 1 minutes read

JetBrains Idea is my favorite IDE and I love it! It has allthe necessary features for java/kotlin developer out-of-the-box. Even in Community Edition you’ll find a lot of them! Difference between Community and Ultimate editions is with a set of plugins from JetBrains available. Native plugins are well tested and work like a charm, in contrast with Eclipse, where you have to do install/configure some extra plugins before you can start coding. I mean maven integrations (.m2eclipse).

For commercial plugins there are some free alternatives e.g. Database Navigator for database support. There are some more free plugins useful both for Community and Ultimate editions.

Here is my list:

There are 1160 plugins available for Community Edition and 1250 plugins for Ultimate Edition in the repository at the moment. I am sure you can add some plugins you love to this list.

See Also

Useful Code Templates for Jetbrains Idea

Jetbrains Idea is a perfect IDE (sorry, Eclipse fans). But, like every tool, sometimes it needs some customization to fit your needs. Today I want to show how to adjust it’s code-generation templates.

When you generates a new class or method using Idea, it creates one using predefined templates. You may modify that template in «Settings -> File and Code templates» section.

Modifying file

Give Good Names for Your Threads

When configuring executors in multithreaded application, do not forget to assign names to your threads. It simplifies later profiling a lot, when you see a meaningful thread names in your profiler. For example, you may use CustomizableThreadFactory from SpringFramework for that.

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