Some time ago, JetBrains introduced a free edition of its brightest Intellij IDEA IDE. Excelsior used this opportunity to native compile and package this edition of IDEA with Excelsior JET and made the compiled version freely available.
We have been working with the native compiled IDEA for a few months and found one major distinction: long lasting GC pauses no longer appear when using the IDE.
Try it yourselves: Intellij IDEA
9.0.310.5.2 Community Edition is available for download at Excelsior JET Application Gallery!
Develop with pleasure!
Note for IDEA plug-in developers.
To compile and run your own plug-ins to IDEA, copy two directories
from the original installation to native compiled one. We did not include these IDEA jars in the native package because they are not needed to run the pre-compiled IDE. However, the original classes are required for plug-in development, which can be enabled by simply copying the above directories.