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JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 13 Is Smooth And Synchronized

JetBrains has upped the ante again with its productivity software development tools and this week confirms that IntelliJ IDEA 13 is now available for download.

The firm's flagship IDE now describes itself as having a more straightforward user interface as well as "complete support" for Java EE 7, including CDI 1.1, JSF 2.2, JAX-RS 2.0, Batch, and others.

The UI improvement takes a functional approach with the toolbar and tool window buttons hidden by default.

Smooth Synchronization

There are also Spring support improvements and a new dedicated tool window, plus easier project configuration. Refined Gradle support is here alongside with what JetBrains calls "code insight" and smooth project synchronization functions.

According to JetBrains' Joyce Cho, there are new tools for Android development, including a better editor and UI designer, SQLite data access and improved Git, Mercurial, and Subversion tools (including support for Subversion 1.8).

The firm has also included better Scala support with built-in SBT integration, an enhanced debugger, a new built-in Terminal tool window and CloudFoundry 2.0, OpenShift, and Heroku deployment tools.

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