5 Cool IntelliJ Plugins You MUST Try!
Are you tired of having a boring IDE? Want to add more productivity and excitement to your coding experience? I’ve compiled a few of my favorite IntelliJ plugins to amp up your development experience. 😊
While IntelliJ does include delimiter highlighting, it’s still easy to get lost in repetitive brackets and parentheses. With the Rainbow Brackets plugin, each set of opening and closing brackets has its own color, making it easier to keep track of code blocks. Plus, it adds a splash of color! 🌈
Key Promoter X
Still not a shortcut master? It can be difficult to know all the shortcuts available to you in IntelliJ! Key Promoter X will train you to use them — whenever you use your mouse to accomplish a task where a keyboard shortcut exists, this plugin will display a tooltip with the shortcut you could have used instead. ⌨️
Clean, high-quality code is critical to software development. The SonarLint plugin allows you to fix bugs, vulnerabilities, and code smells as you write code! It can also be integrated with SonarQube and SonarCloud to use custom rulesets. 🛠️
Developers know that the best way to learn is by doing. EduTools is a plugin that allows you to join or create programming courses all within your IDE. No more switching between your browser and IDE to learn! 🖥️
Mario Progress Bar
I learned about this plugin from Mala Gupta at JavaOne! While it may not impact your productivity directly, it will make your IDE more fun. Mario Progress Bar transforms all the progress bars in IntelliJ into Mario animations!
If you are more of a Pokemon fan, check out Pokemon Progress. 🎮