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Perhaps the most significant new functionality in Version 5.1 is an unprecedented level of support for internationalization of new and existing Java applications.
The main new features and enhancements in IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 include:
Industry's best i18n support
IntelliJ IDEA's greatly enhanced internationalization support now surpasses any other Java localization tool currently available, with capabilities that include:
- New Quick Fixes for the Hard-coded string literal inspection, including the ability to smartly internationalize a string concatenation that contains hard coded literal values.
- Convenient, sophisticated means to exclude particular string literals from internationalizations. Among these, the @NonNls annotation can be applied to constants, parameters, even entire methods, etc. causing them to be ignored for localization.
- New intention actions and inspections for formatting properties and messages that allow you keep application resources in a consistent state
JetBrains has created a Japanese localization of IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 using the new i18n functionality. The localization is being released concurrently with the original English version through XLsoft K.K. - the JetBrains reseller in Japan. Information (in Japanese) is available at http://www.xlsoft.com/jp/products/JetBrains/.
New JSP debugging support
Source-level JSP debugging when remotely connected to IBM WebSphere 5.1 or later. Other enhancements to JSP/JEEE support include completion and/or renaming of references to Java methods from Hibernate, Spring, and JSF configuration files
More support for plug-in developers
New actions for auto-creating new application, module, and project components make it easier than ever to begin creating custom plug-ins. New inspections validate the consistency of plug-in descriptors.
Also included in this release are additional inspections plus numerous smaller-scale improvements. Details about new features and enhancements are available online at the JetBrains web site at: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/features/newfeatures.html.
"Millions of Java applications now out there do not, or cannot, realize their full potential in today's global marketplace because a single human language was 'hard-coded' into them," said Alex Tkachman, JetBrains Director of Marketing. "Until now, it simply has been too difficult and expensive to localize many of these applications. JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 provides a technologically sophisticated, cost-effective and business-efficient means to open new horizons and marketing opportunities for many applications."
The trailblazing IDE recently garnered yet another major industry award, the Java Developers Journal 2005 Readers' Choice Award for Best Java IDE. IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 is priced at $499 per license and is available for purchase on the JetBrains' web site at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/. The IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 upgrade is available free of charge to registered users of version 5.0 via download from http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/.
JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java integrated development environment, IntelliJ IDEA (see details on the Web at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/), ReSharper for C# developers (see http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/), dotTrace profiler for .NET applications (see http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/) and TMate advanced CVS and Subversion management for IntelliJ IDEA (see http://www.jetbrains.com/tmate/). JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts.
For more information, see http://www.jetbrains.com.
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