IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
is a comprehensive and reliable piece of software whose main purpose it to help users develop
or Android applications with ease. It provides a complete set of tools and integrations with the most modern technologies and frameworks in order to improve productivity and efficiency.
When you launch the application for the first time, you are required to create a new project or simply import an existing one. What’s more, you can choose the Configure option if you want to change the file colors, the HTTP proxy or the compiler.
The main window of the application is user-friendly and displays by default the navigation toolbar and the ‘Project’ section that allows you to access all the files.
Since IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition does not support other perspectives like other IDEs do, such as Eclipse, you do not need to switch between different worsk paces in order to perform various actions. It follows your context and brings at your disposal all the corresponding tools.
However, in case you want to work with multiple projects in separate windows, simply drag the editor tab out of the window and start editing only the files you want.
The ‘Project’ section, available in the left panel of the program displays all of the components and libraries used to develop various apps. What’s more, you can easily add new HTML files, analyze all the dependencies and validate the scripts from the right-click menu.
An important editor feature that not so many apps come with is how all your changes are saved. IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition automatically saves your project so you can rest assured that you will not lose any data. Still, if you decide to roll-back some of you changes, you can access the ‘Local History’ option from the right-click menu.
Finally, you can export the project as a JAR file so you can access your files using other IDE platforms than IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, save the current project as a template or generate JavaDoc scopes.
To wrap it up, IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition proves to be a steady solution when it comes to developing mobile and web platforms using intuitive editors.