JetBrains .NET Tools in 2005

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JetBrains .NET Tools in 2005

In 2004, we entered the .NET market with the launch of ReSharper 1.0, and
what a tremendous ride it has been. ReSharper, once an unknown neophyte standing
in the large shadow of its big brother (JetBrains' Jave IDE IntelliJ IDEA),
is now carving out a niche for itself and becoming a star on its own accord
in the .NET universe. Sales are climbing, the industry has been very receptive
of our work, and the developer community is starting to take more notice
and contribute with helpful ideas: life is good.

However, 2004 was just the opening salvo in what promises to be a more determined
and intensified effort at bringing the same productivity enhancing and intelligent
development features to the .NET world that many Java developers continue
to experience with IntelliJ IDEA. So, what can everyone look forward to from
ReSharper in 2005?

ReSharper 1.5

For starters, ReSharper 1.5 is on the horizon. This plug-in for VS .NET 2003
is going to bring a lot of new refactorings to the table, including Extract
Interface, Extract Superclass, Introduce Field, Encapsulate Field, Copy Type,
Introduce Parameter, Convert Interface to Abstract Class, and Convert Abstract
Class to Interface. ReSharper 1.5 is going to be FREE to current customers
of ReSharper 1.0, so all you have to do is download, install, and you will
be ready to go. If you want to help speed up the launch date, join the ReSharper
1.5 EAP, put it to the test, report bugs, and help it ship by the end of
January.
Download the EAP version

ReSharper for VS .NET 2005

While the final feature list is still under the surgeons knife so to speak,
ReSharper for VS .NET 2005 (tentatively called ReSharper 2.0) should be making
its debut about a month or so after the launch of Microsoft's Visual Studio
NET 2005. This version, naturally, will bring additional value to VS .NET
2005 in the same manner that ReSharper 1.x has done for VS .NET 2003.

More specifically, this version of ReSharper will also support VB.NET and
ASP.NET, along with C# 2.0 (including Generics and other new language constructs).
Therefore, if you are worried that VS .NET 2005 will lack some intelligence
features and refactorings, you can bet that ReSharper will be there to fill
in the gaps. Like ReSharper 1.5, current customers of ReSharper 1.0 will
upgrade for FREE. Additional feature specifics and details for ReSharper
for VS .NET 2005 will begin to appear after the launch of ReSharper 1.5.

NET IDE Forging Begins

Finally, those of you who have yet to hear the good news, we here at JetBrains
have begun to hammer out our own .NET IDE, tentatively lacking an official
name (we will have one soon, but if you have some suggestions, bring it to
our forums!). If you are familiar with our Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA, we are
going to be implementing many of the same navigation and usability features
from this IDE into our own .NET IDE. Users can look forward to close integrations
with VCS systems, industry leading refactoring support, powerful intelligence
features, and a whole lot more. However, the final feature list is still
under consideration, but you can start pushing for the features you would
like to see in the IDE in our USENET group

Once more about the .NET IDE becomes ready for public consumption, I will
be sure to pass it along to the rest of the community.

NET Profiler EAP Starts

The .NET industry will not just be getting fancy editing tools from us in
2005; we will also be launching a .NET Profiler (as a stand alone product).
While still under construction, I can say that it is scheduled to have CPU
profiling features to hunt down performance bottlenecks, with a later version
adding memory profiling features as well. You will have to give us a bit
more time before we can release a final feature list. However, if you don't
want to wait for it, and in fact, want to help shape the feature list yourself,
you can do so by participating in its Early Access Program

David Stennett / .NET Sales Executive, JetBrains.

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Hi--

I know it's not an easy question, but I would appreciate a tentative
schedule for the .NET IDE EAP opening, and final release.

Francesco Bellomi


David Stennett wrote:

NET IDE Forging Begins

Once more about the .NET IDE becomes ready for public consumption, I
will be sure to pass it along to the rest of the community.

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Hello Francesco,

Hi--

I know it's not an easy question, but I would appreciate a tentative
schedule for the .NET IDE EAP opening, and final release.

Francesco Bellomi

David Stennett wrote:

>> NET IDE Forging Begins
>>
>> Once more about the .NET IDE becomes ready for public consumption, I
>> will be sure to pass it along to the rest of the community.

Francesco:

This will not start, tentatively, until the release of VS .NET 2005 ....
I'm guessing at this time, that the final release will happen before the
end of the year, again tentatively, scheduled for November 2005 ... but,
there is a good chance it'll come soon before that.

Are you trying to figure out which product you should invest in? (VS .NET
2005 vs. ReSharper IDE), or simply just curious?

Best,

David Stennett
JetBrains, Inc.


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David Stennett wrote:

Are you trying to figure out which product you should invest in? (VS
.NET 2005 vs. ReSharper IDE), or simply just curious?


I'm a satisfied IntelliJ IDEA user, but I foresee that I would have to
do some .NET developement in the future, and I would like to stick on
JetBrains products.

Francesco

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IntelliN.

Hello David,

This post will appear shortly in an updated version of our OnBoard
Online Zine ... you guys get a sneak peak at this article:
------------------------------------------------

JetBrains .NET Tools in 2005

In 2004, we entered the .NET market with the launch of ReSharper 1.0,
and what a tremendous ride it has been. ReSharper, once an unknown
neophyte standing in the large shadow of its big brother (JetBrains'
Jave IDE IntelliJ IDEA), is now carving out a niche for itself and
becoming a star on its own accord in the .NET universe. Sales are
climbing, the industry has been very receptive of our work, and the
developer community is starting to take more notice and contribute
with helpful ideas: life is good.

However, 2004 was just the opening salvo in what promises to be a more
determined and intensified effort at bringing the same productivity
enhancing and intelligent development features to the .NET world that
many Java developers continue to experience with IntelliJ IDEA. So,
what can everyone look forward to from ReSharper in 2005?

ReSharper 1.5

For starters, ReSharper 1.5 is on the horizon. This plug-in for VS
.NET 2003
is going to bring a lot of new refactorings to the table, including
Extract
Interface, Extract Superclass, Introduce Field, Encapsulate Field,
Copy Type,
Introduce Parameter, Convert Interface to Abstract Class, and Convert
Abstract
Class to Interface. ReSharper 1.5 is going to be FREE to current
customers
of ReSharper 1.0, so all you have to do is download, install, and you
will
be ready to go. If you want to help speed up the launch date, join the
ReSharper
1.5 EAP, put it to the test, report bugs, and help it ship by the end
of
January.
Download the EAP version
ReSharper for VS .NET 2005

While the final feature list is still under the surgeons knife so to
speak, ReSharper for VS .NET 2005 (tentatively called ReSharper 2.0)
should be making its debut about a month or so after the launch of
Microsoft's Visual Studio NET 2005. This version, naturally, will
bring additional value to VS .NET 2005 in the same manner that
ReSharper 1.x has done for VS .NET 2003.

More specifically, this version of ReSharper will also support VB.NET
and ASP.NET, along with C# 2.0 (including Generics and other new
language constructs). Therefore, if you are worried that VS .NET 2005
will lack some intelligence features and refactorings, you can bet
that ReSharper will be there to fill in the gaps. Like ReSharper 1.5,
current customers of ReSharper 1.0 will upgrade for FREE. Additional
feature specifics and details for ReSharper for VS .NET 2005 will
begin to appear after the launch of ReSharper 1.5.

NET IDE Forging Begins

Finally, those of you who have yet to hear the good news, we here at
JetBrains have begun to hammer out our own .NET IDE, tentatively
lacking an official name (we will have one soon, but if you have some
suggestions, bring it to our forums!). If you are familiar with our
Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA, we are going to be implementing many of the
same navigation and usability features from this IDE into our own .NET
IDE. Users can look forward to close integrations with VCS systems,
industry leading refactoring support, powerful intelligence features,
and a whole lot more. However, the final feature list is still under
consideration, but you can start pushing for the features you would
like to see in the IDE in our USENET group

Once more about the .NET IDE becomes ready for public consumption, I
will be sure to pass it along to the rest of the community.

NET Profiler EAP Starts

The .NET industry will not just be getting fancy editing tools from us
in 2005; we will also be launching a .NET Profiler (as a stand alone
product). While still under construction, I can say that it is
scheduled to have CPU profiling features to hunt down performance
bottlenecks, with a later version adding memory profiling features as
well. You will have to give us a bit more time before we can release a
final feature list. However, if you don't want to wait for it, and in
fact, want to help shape the feature list yourself, you can do so by
participating in its Early Access Program

David Stennett / .NET Sales Executive, JetBrains.

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Hi David

Are you going to support the express versions of VS2005 aswell?

And as for the investment choice. What do you recon to be the best option? Invest in Resharper + VS2005 or go for the IDE?

Regards Patrick

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Hello Patrick,

the VS 2005 Express will definitely not be supported. The reason is that
VS Express edition
does not support add-ins and other extensions, so there is no way for ReSharper
to integrate with
it.

Regards,
Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

Hi David

Are you going to support the express versions of VS2005 aswell?

And as for the investment choice. What do you recon to be the best
option? Invest in Resharper + VS2005 or go for the IDE?

Regards Patrick




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Hello Patrick,

And as for the investment choice. What do you recon to be the best
option? Invest in Resharper + VS2005 or go for the IDE?

Regards Patrick


Well, a 99 dollar investment might be best now, as you can be productive
now ... but, if your'e just talkinga bout VS 05 ... it depends. The IDE
isn't going to support C++ or J#, but if you don't care about those, and
mianly want C#, ASP, and VB support, then it might be worth waiting for --
just depends how BAD you need/want to upgrade. Obviously, I'm biased (as
a JetBrains employee), but I'm guessing the IDE is gonna be well worth any
wait ... but, that's the hard choice, in the end, you'll have to make.

David Stennett
JetBrains, Inc.



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