• The power of CTRL + SHIFT + N in IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA has many useful navigation features. Every competent user already knows, that in order to navigate to any file in the project it’s enough to press CTLR + SHIFT + N and type file name or its part. Nevertheless, we usually use this functionality in very limited way.

    Michal Kordas on Aug 2, 2016
  • The Real Meaning of TDD

    As with majority of conceptions in software development, their original meaning gets obscured pretty fast. I have impression that it happened even to as simple idea as TDD…

    Michal Kordas on Aug 1, 2016
  • The Quickest Way to Introduce Variable in IntelliJ IDEA

    Many coders consider themselves as smart when they have learnt how to use CTLR + SPACE. When they need to declare variable

    final List<Object> list = new ArrayList<>();

    they press CTRL + SPACE to complete each word separately, which gives about 5-6 autocompletions and decent amount of typing for the above.

    Let me teach you the trick that would save you thousands of keypresses in your life. Just type new ArLi, press CTRL + ALT + V and… you are done!

    Michal Kordas on Jul 11, 2016

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