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  • Run a IntelliJ/Android Studio configuration with a shortcut

    If you are like me, you have a few “Run configurations” when you develop an app: Run the appRun the testsRun the static analysisRun the UI tests You can generally only run the latest one using a keyboard shortcut. I found an IJ/AS plugin that lets you associate a shortcut to any existing Run Configuration!…

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  • Rainbow Brackets – Android Studio / Intellij IDEA plugins

    My first Android course ended a few days ago, but good old habits stay: let’s keep talking about my always-installed Android Studio / Intellij IDEA plugins 😄 One of my favorite programming habit is keeping my functions short and clear. Even with this approach it happens more often than I like that I struggle to…

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  • IntelliJ IDEA / Android Studio Tricks: “Presentation Assistant” plugin

    One of my great passions related to programming is “Pair programming” or in its group version “Mob programming”. I have been fascinating by Extreme Programming for a long time and I strongly believe in its effectiveness. However something that often added friction while practicing PP was my extensive use of keyboard shortcuts. It’s a personal…

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  • IntelliJ IDEA / Android Studio Tricks: “Save Actions” plugin

    One of my favorite plugins that I constantly suggest to install is Save Actions Save Actions plugin allows me to run a few code quality actions whenever a file is saved: pretty straightforward. The configuration is accessible from Preferences -> Other Settings -> Save Actions and the default looks pretty much like this: This is…

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  • IntelliJ IDEA / Android Studio Tricks: Surround With

    In one of my previous posts I wrote about one of my favorite features of IntelliJ IDEA/AS: Live Templates. “Surround With” is a sort of LT’s cousin. When you want to wrap a piece of code with a specific snippet, you select the code and hit the “Surround With” shortcut. On Mac you can access…

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  • IntelliJ IDEA / Android Studio Tricks: Live Templates

    One of my favorite features of IDEA are Live Templates. To give you a bit of context, Live Templates are those things you see appearing when you start typing in IDEA 😂 OK OK, let’s be a bit more precise. If you are writing some Java code and you type foreach and then press TAB,…

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  • My IntelliJ Plugin Collection – Kotlin Fill class

    I spend on average 8 hours a day using Intellij and, over the years I created quite a collection of useful plugins. This is the first article of a series where I will present all the plugins I use every day 😄 Kotlin Fill Class One of the Kotlin tools I use every day are…

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