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Yesterday, JetBrains announced the release of IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 Beta 2, which marks the next step towards the stable release. The team has already implemented major features like profiling tools, better shell script support, a new Services tool window, among others.

With this release, the team has given a final polish to the existing features including the Terminal that now soft-wraps long lines better. This solves the previous problem of breaking links while wrapping lines.

IntelliJ IDEA Terminal

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Shell script support

This release will come with rich editing features for shell scripts including word and path completion, quick documentation preview, and textual rename. Additionally, it will also allow integration with various other external tools to provide developers an enhanced shell script support. For instance, the IDE will prompt you to install ShellCheck to detect possible errors in your scripts and also suggest quick fixes for them.

A new Services tool window

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 will introduce a new Services tool window, which will be your single stop to view all connections and run configurations that are configured to be reported to the Services view.  The Services view will incorporate windows for several tools such as RunDashboard, Database Console, Docker, and Application Servers.

You have the option of viewing all the service types as nodes or tabs. To view a service type on a separate tab you can either use the Show in New tab action from the toolbar or simply drag and drop the needed node on to the edge of the Services tool window. You can also create a custom tab to group various services using the Group Services action from the context menu or from the toolbar.

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Profiling tools for IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate

You will be able to analyze the performance of your application right from the IDE using the new CPU Profiler integration and Memory Profiler integration on macOS, Linux, and Windows. It will also come integrated with Java Flight Recorder and Async profiler. This will help you get an insight into how the CPU and memory resources are allocated in your application. To run Java Flight Recorder or Async profiler, you just need to click the icon on the main toolbar or the run icon in the gutter. These tools will only be available in the professional and fully-featured commercial IDE, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.

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Syntax highlighting for over 20 different programming languages

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 will provide syntax highlighting for more than 20 different languages. To provide this support, this upcoming version comes integrated with TextMate text editor and a collection of built-in grammar files for various languages. You can find the full list of supported languages in Preferences / Settings | Editor | TextMate Bundles. In case you require syntax highlighting for any additional languages, you can download the TextMate bundle for the selected language and import it into IntelliJ IDEA.

Commit directly from the Local Changes

With this version, developers will be able to commit directly from the Local Changes tab without having to go through a separate Commit dialog. While working on a commit, you will be able to browse through the source code, view the file history, view the diff for the file in the same area as the commit, or use other features of the IDE. In previous versions, all these actions were impossible because the modal commit dialog blocked all the other IDE functionality.

Additionally, there is a new feature for projects that are using version systems like Git or Mercurial. You just need to press the Commit shortcut (Ctrl-K on Windows, Linux/Cmd-K on macOS) and the IDE will select the modified files for the commit. You will then be able to review the selected files and change the file or code chunk.

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These were some of the features coming in IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2. You can read the entire release notes and stay updated with the IntelliJ IDEA blog to know more in detail.

Developers are excited about the profiling tools and other shining features bundled with this release:

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