JetBrains Announce Fleet — Their Next Generation IDE

JetBrains, the makers of popular development software such as IntelliJ IDEA, CLion, WebStorm, Rider and Refactor, have just announced an all new IDE, Fleet. As implied by the name, Fleet is all about speed, being able to launch quickly in a minimal mode, with the option of loading full IDE capabilities in later with the press of a button. This should make Fleet ideal for both quick code edits as well as full editing tasks.

Details of Fleet from the JetBrains blog:

For years folks have been asking us, “JetBrains, when will you create a lightweight editor?”

Well, today we’re extremely happy to announce Fleet, a lightweight editor but with a twist!

When you first launch Fleet, it starts up as a full-fledged editor that provides syntax highlighting, simple code completion, and all the things you’d expect from an editor. But wait, there’s more! 

Fleet is also a fully functional IDE bringing smart completion, refactorings, navigation, debugging, and everything else that you’re used to having in an IDE – all with a single button click.

Fleet has been built from scratch with a new architecture and user interface. Let’s dive into more details to see what Fleet is all about!

Developers often use a variety of technologies, not only across different projects but also within a single project. At JetBrains, we’ve always strived to leverage the knowledge of the environment you’re using, which is why all of our existing IDEs are based on the same core platform. 

With Fleet, we take that approach one step further by making it a single IDE. You no longer have to open different IDEs to get the functionality you need for your specific technology. With Fleet it is all there in a single application.

You can sign up to get an early access preview (and learn more about Fleet in general) right here. Learn more about the new JetBrains IDE fleet in the video below.

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