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IntelliJ IDEA: What's at Fluent 2014?

Learn about where IntelliJ IDEA is moving with JavaScript frameworks within their tool.

If there is one thing the Russians do better than anyone else, it's build IDEs for the Java community. Given the fact that most Java developers would rather walk across hot coals than use a piece of software that wasn't GPL-licensed, it's amazing how all of these principled objections go out the window when it comes to their development tool of choice. Forget about the freely available NetBeans and Eclipse IDEs -- all of the best software developers in the community would much rather pay out of their own pockets than work with anything other than JetBrains' flagship product, IntelliJ IDEA.

So it will come as welcome news to all of those enterprise Java developers who have been forced to pick up various MVC-driven JavaScript languages, that IntelliJ is hot on their heels, providing various levels of support for Angular, Ember, Backbone and other JavaScript frameworks within their tool.

At O'Reilly's Fluent 2014 conference in San Francisco, TechTarget got an opportunity to chat with Utah native John Lindquist, an evangelist with JetBrains, who was promoting WebStorm, the powerful new JavaScript editor based on IntelliJ IDEA. Of course, Lindquist wanted to talk about more than just JavaScript editors, elucidating his take on everything from who is winning the JavaScript frameworks wars, to how NoSQL is changing the client side applications are built, to what is the most challenging part of creating a world-class IDE that supports all of these new JavaScript frameworks. Watch the accompanying video to hear Lindquest's various insights into the state of client-side, enterprise software development.

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