Revealing the Darker Side of Productive Coding
A few weeks ago we finished the Early Access Program for the upcoming release of IntelliJ IDEA 12. We would like to thank all of you who evaluated the preview builds and submitted your feedback. We really appreciate support from the community, watching closely every new feature we announced and providing us with comments and bug reports. It would be absolutely impossible to do what we did without your contributions!
Today we are excited to announce that IntelliJ IDEA 12, the next major version of our flagship Java IDE, is finally released and available for download.
As usual, it is difficult to list all the new features in the release. Every single day we try to not only add something new, but also rethink existing features to make them even more useful for your productivity and usability. So let me highlight the most exciting features awaiting you in IntelliJ IDEA 12.
New User Interface and Darcula Theme
The newest release of IntelliJ IDEA comes with a redesigned user interface, along with a new stylish dark look and feel called Darcula. The new interface is supposed to be more clean and functional. A lot of people find a dark look and feel much less distracting. Now that we’ve added it, you can focus more on the code and less on the IDE.
The new dark look and feel is fully customizable, so you can create your own dark themes, supported natively by every component of the IDE.