I’ve used IntelliJ since version 6. Now we’re version 12. It’s just gotten better. Version 12 is definitely an incremental release. There’s nothing too whiz bang here that I care about, but the quality overall is increased.
Development on JEE projects can be a real pain sometime. 1⁄2 of this (sometimes in literal minutes) is because of the need to spin up the server in order to run your code. This server startup time can be a killer of one’s development momentum.
True to its mantra, IntelliJ IDEA delivers some goodness is making this pain a little more pleasurable – if that’s possible.