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IntelliJ IDEA in Action Covers IDEA V. 5

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ISBN-10: 1932394443

ISBN-13: 9781932394443

Edition: 2005

Authors: Duane Duane Fields, Stephen Stephen Saunders, Eugene Eugene Belyaev, Arron Bates

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This book will help developers dig a little deeper into IDEA and embrace its streamlining features which allow for more time to be spent on project design rather than code management. Without some educational investment, however, IDEA can be just another editor. That then, is the purpose of this book. To not only get you up and running quickly, but to teach you how to use IDEA's powerful software development tools to their fullest advantage. Important product features, including the debugger, source code control, and the many code generation tools, are carefully explained and accompanied by tips and tricks that will leave even experienced IDEA users with "Eureka!" moments of informed…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: 3/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Duane K. Fields is a web applications developer and Internet technologist with an extensive background in web programming for companies that include IBM and Netscape Communications. He is the coauthor of Manning's bestsellingWeb Development with JavaServer Pages. He lives in Bastrop, Texas.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About this book
Getting started with IDEA
Installing and running IDEA
Downloading the latest version
Installing IDEA
Running IDEA for the first time
Reviewing the IDEA interface
The main IDEA workspace
The main menu bar
The IDEA toolbar
The source code editor
The tool windows
Implementing "Hello, World"
Creating a project
Making a Java class
Building the project
Running the project
The plot thickens
Welcome to ACME Incorporated
Starting the ACME project
Summary
Introducing the IDEA editor
Exploring the IDEA interface
Hanging out in the gutter
Using the marker bar
Using the editor tabs
Exploring the status bar
Exploring the tool windows
Using the IDEA editor
Writing the first ACME classes and interfaces
Opening files into the editor
Saving your work
Printing your file
Navigating in the editor
Making text selections
Using IDEA's undo and redo mechanism
Cutting, copying, and pasting
Searching for and replacing text
Summary
Using the IDEA editor
What makes IDEA the intelligent editor?
Using code folding
Navigating through your Java code
Navigating between methods
Navigating to a symbol's declaration
Navigating to a symbol by name
Navigating with the structure view pop-up
Navigating to an overridden/implemented or overriding/implementing method
Analyzing your Java code in real-time
How IDEA alerts you to problems in your code
Monitoring the status of the current document
Navigating between problems in the current file
Controlling the reparse delay
Configuring IDEA's warning levels
Getting help from the JavaDoc and API references
Viewing method parameters
Viewing the JavaDoc
Creating JavaDoc comments
Generating your project's JavaDoc reference
Code completion
Using IDEA's code-completion features to do your work for you
Completing brackets, braces, parentheses, and quotation marks with smart completion
Commenting out code
Reformatting code
Customizing IDEA's code completion settings
Using IDEA's code-generation tools
Generating constructors
Generating accessor and mutator methods
Generating hashCode and equals methods
Overriding methods in your superclass
Implementing methods of an interface
Creating delegation methods
Enclosing a block of code
Customizing code generated by IDEA
Programming by intention
What are intention actions?
Why and when IDEA suggests intention actions
Using intention actions to fix errors
Using intention actions for code completion
Choosing an intention action to execute
Disabling intention alerts
Exploring some common intention actions
Continuing the ACME project
Summary
Managing projects
Understanding IDEA's project strategy
Examining the IDEA project hierarchy
Selecting different types of modules
Selecting a project structure
Working with projects
Creating a new project
Managing project settings
Working with project files
Working with modules
Managing project modules
Creating a Java module with the module wizard
Managing Java module settings
Working with libraries
Understanding library basics
Adding libraries to the project
Migrating projects from IDEA 3.x
Sharing projects with others
Using path variables
Using the Project tool window
Understanding the Project and Packages views
Configuring the Project window
Summary
Building and running applications
Building a project
How IDEA builds your project
Setting up a compiler
Building an application under IDEA
Reviewing the results of the build
Extending IDEA's build system with Ant
Introducing Ant
Improving your build process with Ant
Working with Ant build files
Executing Ant targets
Following Ant's progress in the Messages window
Controlling Ant's behavior
Running your project
Managing Run/Debug configuration profiles
Executing a Run configuration
Using the Run window console
Expanding the ACME project
Adding a library to the ACME project
Improving and running the ACME project
Summary
Debugging applications
Introducing the debugging process
Finding and fixing bugs with a debugger
Preparing your code for debugging
Debugging your source code
Working with breakpoints
Managing breakpoints
Working with line number breakpoints
Working with method breakpoints
Working with exception breakpoints
Working with field watchpoints
Setting conditional breakpoints
Configuring breakpoint actions
Debugging an application
Executing an application under the debugger
Debugging an application on a remote server
Stepping through the program
Working with threads
Viewing runtime data in the debugger
Understanding the Java call stack
Inspecting a stack frame
Working with watches
Altering your program while debugging
Configuring the debugger
Managing display preferences
Limiting the scope of debugging
Customizing the data display view
Improving the speed of the debugger
Improving the quality of the ACME project
Summary
Testing applications with JUnit
Testing applications with JUnit
Understanding the JUnit philosophy
Exploring the JUnit API
Adding test cases to your project
Creating a test case from a file template
Adding the JUnit library to your Classpath
Running test cases in IDEA
Creating a Run/Debug configuration for your test
Running your unit test configuration
Working with IDEA's JUnit test runner
Exploring the JUnit tool window
Monitoring testing progress
Managing the testing session
Analyzing test results
Improving the quality of the ACME project
Summary
Using version control
Configuring your project for version control
Understanding version control basics
Enabling version control support in IDEA
Configuring IDEA to use CVS
Configuring other types of version control systems
Working with files under CVS
Retrieving files from the repository
Working with files under CVS control
Committing your changes
Working with branches and tags
Viewing change history
Using IDEA's Local History
Understanding IDEA's Local History
How IDEA tracks your changes
Exploring your Local History
Summary
Analyzing and refactoring applications
Analyzing your code
Tracking down dependencies
Exploring code with the Structure view
Exploring the code hierarchy
Locating potential problems with the code inspector
Launching the inspector
Specifying inspections to perform
Viewing the inspection results
Other advanced code analysis features
Using Structural Search and Replace
Analyzing dependencies
Locating duplicate code
Improving code design through refactoring
Performing a refactoring
Renaming code symbols to improve readability
Refactoring to improve class or package organization
Working with fields, variables, and constants
Refactoring method calls to improve usability
Restructuring class hierarchies
Migrating source code to new package or class names
Summary
Developing Swing applications
Understanding the GUI Designer
The GUI-building process
Working with the user interface
Working with forms
Creating a new form
Placing components into the workspace
Setting component properties
Laying out a form
Designing an ACME GUI
Creating a new GUI form in IDEA
Manually creating the basic layout
Applying the grid layout
Setting component properties
Touching up the final interface
Understanding properties
Spanning rows and columns
Setting an anchor point (cell alignment)
Using spacers to control layout
Controlling the grid spacing
Setting container margins
Setting sizing policies
Setting fill policies
Adding borders
Adding functionality to forms
Binding forms and their components
Creating a constructor
Generating getter/setter methods for fields bound to data
Invoking your form
Adding functionality to the ACME GUI
Binding the ACME GUI to a form class
Creating a constructor
Implementing the Convert functionality
Providing an entry point
Building and running your form
Generating the GUI to binary or source
Including the forms library
Compiling with Ant.
Summary
Developing J2EE applications
Working with web applications
Understanding web modules
Creating a new web module
Configuring a web module
Using the J2EE tab of the Project tool window
Working with servlets and filters
Working with JavaServer Pages
Implementing an ACME web application
Working with EJBs
Working with EJB modules
Working with J2EE application modules
Understanding application server integration
Integrating IDEA with Tomcat
Integrating IDEA with WebLogic
Integrating IDEA with generic application servers
Installing Tomcat to support the ACME web application
Running and debugging web applications
Running your web application
Running the ACME web application on Tomcat
Debugging your web application
Working with web content (IDEA 5.0 and higher)
Supported file types and content
Basic editor features
Coding assistance for web content
Navigating through web content files
Refactoring web content
Summary
Customizing IDEA
Configuring IDEA's options and settings
Customizing the interface
Customizing your code style
How IDEA uses your code style
Variable naming and general formatting
Controlling indentation and braces
Controlling whitespace
Customizing import statements
Controlling line wraps
Adherence to a code standard-made easy
Customizing your color scheme
How IDEA uses color schemes
Editor properties
Changing font settings
Customizing keyboard shortcuts
Using keyboard shortcuts
Navigating the interface with the keyboard
Selecting a keymap
Creating a new keymap
Defining keyboard shortcuts
Defining mouse shortcuts
Defining quick lists
Working with non-Java file types
Modifying file types settings
Registering file extensions
Creating a custom file type
Using file templates
Creating a new file from a template
Working with template includes
Increasing the amount of memory allocated to IDEA
Summary
Extending IDEA
Working with bookmarks
Placing and using numbered bookmarks
Placing and using anonymous bookmarks
Managing your bookmarks collection
Working with To Do lists
Creating custom ToDo list items
Using ToDo filters
The IDEA Commander
Working with the IDEA Commander
File operations
Integrating external tools with IDEA
Managing the tool list
Accessing external tools from within IDEA
Reacting to the results of external tools
Using IDEA's open APIs
Summary
Getting help with IDEA
Index