JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the public availability of IntelliJ IDEA 10.5, a free update for its award-winning IDE for JVM-based and polyglot development.
Being able to use the latest technologies available is a key to making your development project a success. Yet another key is being highly productive with them.
That is exactly what you get with this free IntelliJ IDEA update worth a full major release which is loaded with support for the latest technologies as well as further usability improvements.
While this release focuses on Java 7 support, we also worked hard on making the most common IDE operations easier to use. Some of these changes, such as new in-place refactorings and a reworked search/replace UI, made it to this release, while others will be available in version 11 later this year,  said Max Shafirov, IntelliJ IDEA project lead.  On the market side of things, in 2010 we experienced amazing user base growth with the free edition of IntelliJ IDEA. To build on this success, we are now offering IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 Ultimate at a special lower price for both individual developers and companies.
The key features of IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 update include:
1. Full Java 7 Support
2. Reworked UI for refactorings and Search/Replace, simplified code completion
3. JavaScript Debugger in Google Chrome
4. Groovy 1.8 and Spring 3.1 support
5. JavaScript, Android and Flex enhancements
6. Jetty integration
7. XSLT2 support
To learn more about what’s new in JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA and to download the edition of your choice, please visit the official IntelliJ IDEA website at
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