I have mortgage application problems at the moment, but that hasn’t prevented me from keeping up to date with leading-edge JVM technology. JetBrains announced another pre-release of the fabulous IntelliJ IDEA 14 RC2, which I installed yesterday. For me, it is already working fine and they appeared to have a fixed troublesome core dump editor bug. The current IDE 13.1.5 crashes on Mac OS X and Windows, because a project compiled against Java 7 cannot be deployed to the latest GlassFish 4.1-SNAPSHOT. Because IDEA 13 must run against JDK 6 it fails to deploy to GlassFish 4.1, which is compiled against Java SE 7, so one has to force IDEA to run against Java 7, but then you get the crash with creating new Runtime Configuration
[ Run -> Add -> GlassFish -> Local ]. (JDK 6 is available from the Apple for Mac OS X Yosemite and Oracle still provides an archive of releases for historical purposes.) I tested the new release on Windows of course with code from my up and coming book Digital Java EE 7 Web (working title).