In all the commotion I forgot to post about some cool developments in the Java world.
First is that Altassian are (almost) giving away copies of JIRA and their enterprise wiki Confluence for $10 for a pack of 10 users, whats more, they’re donating the funds to Room to Read. Its perfect for small teams, check it out!
If that wasn’t enough Jetbrains, the company behind InteliJ IDEA – one of if (if not the) coolest IDEs around is going to become open source from v9.0! I haven’t used IDEA since 6.0 till just recently and I have to admit the time you save – after figuring out how it works, you’ll be wondering how you’d done java development otherwise. The integration of Hibernate, SQL code in string literals, Spring, RegEx, Xml are just a few of the intelisense items it will figure out.
There are a few caveats, they’re not opensourcing the whole shebang but a subset. If you’re yet to try the IDE download a copy and see.