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JetBrains pulled out a hat-trick this week with a triple release of its flagship IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, its CI server, TeamCity, and its lightweight Python IDE, PyCharm.  TeamCity and IntelliJ got small version updates, while PyCharm had a bigger milestone with its first 1.0 Beta release.  Lets look at the highlights for each release:

IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.3


  • New UI for merging Subversion branches
  • New Password Safe tool for encrypted storing of passwords for VCS, proxy server etc.
  • Bugfixes
  • Initial support for HTML 5
  • Support for Grails 1.3.x
  • Enhanced Flex Debugger

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TeamCity 5.1.3


  • Added support for Cucumber 0.8.5 and RSpec 2.0 beta.
  • Rake runner can now use interpreters installed by means of RVM.
  • Fixed several critical bugs to make TeamCity more stable and reliable.
  • Plus some important issues were fixed in TeamCity Visual Studio add-in.

PyCharm 1.0 Beta

Finally we have the biggest release, which is a first beta of PyCharm.  If you are doing serious work on Google App Engine (Python) or with Django, you should definitely look into PyCharm.  Here are some of the general features of PyCharm 1.0:

  • Coding Assistance
  • Coding Analysis
  • Code Navigation
  • Python Refactoring
  • Django and GAE facilities
  • Graphical Debugger
  • Integrated Unit Testing
  • Version Control Integration

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During the Beta, JetBrains will be giving away 50% discount coupons for PyCharm 1.0. 

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