IntelliJ IDEA Starts the JetBrains Toolbox 2016.1 Update

Date 2016/3/30 7:38:25 | Topic: Product News

JetBrains has started to roll out the 2016.1 * update for JetBrains Toolbox with new versions of IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, CLion and PhpStorm. The entire line of products will be updated in the next four to five weeks.

IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1


In this version users will find further improved coding assistance for Java 8, Kotlin, Scala, JavaScript and across the supported frameworks:
* Java 8: Many new code inspections to help migrate to Java 8 method references, lambda expressions, and the Optional type.
* Kotlin 1.0 support.
* Scala: Code completion now respects the type of symbols, their definition scope and their usage, and suggests property names for case classes within pattern matching statements.
* Gradle: Custom source sets support (this improvement fixes a great number of issues); Automatic configuring EAR artifacts.
* Spring Frameworks: a lot of new coding assistance features for Spring Boot. Better support for Spring MVC along with fixes for many issues reported by users.
* Thymeleaf: Coding assistance for user-defined dialects and support for Thymeleaf 3.0.

The update also improves core IDE features like debugger and integration with version control systems:
* Debugger: Groovy expressions in Evaluate Expression and Watches when debugging Java, easier debugging of multiple threads, and warnings of source code not matching the running copy.
* VCS: support for Git worktrees, merging and comparing revisions with by-word difference highlighting, and new actions for Git.

There are also numerous improvements in the editor and various tools integrations, such as Docker, integrated terminal, and others.


Delivering on the promises we made last year, we are changing how we release our desktop products: we’re going to release more than one major update a year and align the releases of all products inside JetBrains Toolbox. To support these changes all JetBrains Toolbox products switch to a new version numbers format: YYYY.N, where YYYY is the current year and N is the number of the release within the year.

WebStorm 2016.1


This major update brings even better experience for editing and refactoring JavaScript and TypeScript code, and improves Angular 2 support. It steps up the IDE debugging capabilities with support for debugging async client-side code and Web and Service workers, and for debugging Node.js remotely. All these features will also become available in 2016.1 updates of other JetBrains IDEs based on IntelliJ Platform.

CLion 2016.1


The new release of CLion, a cross-platform C/C++ IDE, brings support for variadic templates and adds new powerful instruments letting developers take control of all aspects of development and debugging (such as ‘attach to local process’). It also helps with mixed Python and C/C++ projects via a Python plugin, makes Swift development possible on Linux, and much more.

PhpStorm 2016.1


This update focuses not only on bringing new features but also long-awaited fixes and enhancements, such as significant improvements in PHP language support, Keep-Alive feature for SFTP/FTP/FTPS servers and Remote Interpreters, and lots more.

The 2016.1 releases of PyCharm, RubyMine and AppCode are next on the list.

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