Best easy to use IDE for JAVA enterprise development. Have great plugin support like code coverage, statistics for code lines, tests etc. They are very helpful to get started quickly and consistently. Rarely hangs or slows down. Good configurable shortcuts available.
Explore plugins repository , add git configurations option, use maven etc.
learn shortcuts before doing anything else. Shortcuts will save lot of time. Intellji provide lots of configurable shortcut options. Explore the debugging once also on remote server. You can remote debug a java process. that is soo cool. You should be able to pass the parameters to that process.
Call it via Ctrl+Shift+Space (Cmd+Shift+Space for OSX), to get a list of suggestions of classes, variables, fields and methods already filtered by the type compatible with the current context.
IntelliJ IDEA also analyses possible data flow to guess the possible runtime symbol type and provides choices based on it, automatically adding class casts
It can also detect duplicate blocks while you are coding..
Cmd + O – Navigate to type
– entering type name navigate us to that type
– entering just a single letters from camel case notation does the same eg. instead of MyVeryLongClassName you can use MVLCN