Good day, y'all! Developers have a basic 'authoring' tool, that is, a development environment like Eclipse, NetBeans, etc. But without a doubt, the most popular environment at the moment IntelliJ IDEA. It is designed to supercharge your coding abilities, greatly simplifying the process many times over.But perhaps the functionality provided by this environment won't be adequate for everyone, or perhaps some people will want to customize it. The reality is that all you have to do is expand its functionality by adding plugins.
Today we will look at 10 interesting plugins for working in IntelliJ IDEA. They will help you in your work, or at least cheer you up =)
First, let's run you through boot camp for installing plugins in IntelliJ IDEA, using the installation of a new theme as an example.
↓Next, the following window will pop up in your development environment:Click OK. The plugin is installed!
Next, you sometimes need to restart IntelliJ IDEA for the plugin to start working. For the plugin with themes, this wasn't necessary — the theme immediately changed to green:
|Plugins are a way to add functionality to the main program. They are designed to expand its capabilities.|
1. IntelliJ IDEA themesHave you ever felt that the limited set of built-in IntelliJ IDEA themes was somehow lacking? Perhaps you wanted to choose something else. Maybe you want to dig around and find something that fits you just right? Well, let's do it! To get started, go here and choose a theme (or theme pack) that suits you. For example, I chose Gradianto. Next, we have two ways to install the plugin.
Method 1: Install directly from the JetBrains websiteYou must have IDEA open. After choosing a theme, click on the Get -> Install button. Then you will prompted to choose the version of IntelliJ IDEA that you have installed on your computer:
Method 2: Installing from IntelliJ IDEAIn IDEA, in the upper left corner, go to File -> Settings:Next, go to the Plugins tab and type the name of the plugin (Gradianto) in the search bar, even partially:Click the green Install button and you're done!
Changing the themeGreen is not the only new theme. To see the rest:
- go back to File -> Settings
- open the "Appearance" tab
Disabling / uninstalling a pluginLet's see how to disable or entirely uninstall a plugin:
- again, open the Settings -> Plugins window
- select the Installed tab