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IntelliJ IDEA plugins development : Diagrams

Jan 22, 2014
Category: IntelliJ IDEA

Diagrams are only available in Ultimate version of IntelliJ IDEA and Diagram Support is implemented using a commercial library called yFiles. This library has a bit complicated API and if you use yFiles it’s difficult to make something really simple in a short period of time. That’s why I made a diagram framework on top of yFiles. We (IntelliJ team) are using this framework inside Ultimate project and I can’t provide some real code examples. Sorry!

However, I’ve made a very simple plugin that shows how to deal with the diagram framework. You can find source code and java docs of the diagram framework API on GitHub

Don’t forget to setup Plugin SDK properly before you start and read instructions in

Video is available here:

Idea 11 Icon pack updates

Jul 12, 2013
Category: IntelliJ IDEA

I moved my IntelliJ IDEA plugin “Idea 11 Icon pack” to the official plugin repository. Now, permanent link is The plugin is now available through Preferences -> Plugins -> Browse Repositories


Keep Calm and Develop with Pleasure

May 2, 2013

Yet another idea for an IntelliJ T-Shirt. Would you wear it?

Keep Calm and Develop with Pleasure

Smalltalk Support in IntelliJ IDEA

Great news! I recently uploaded initial version of Redline Smalltalk plugin for IntelliJ IDEA. What is Redline Smalltalk? Redline Smalltalk is a Smalltalk for JVM. This literally means you write Smalltalk code and run it using JRE and Redline library. I’ve made it available from your favorite Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA.

What’s in version 1.0?

  • Create a Redline Smalltalk project using IntelliJ wizard
  • Import a Redline Smalltalk project from an existing project
  • Adding Redline Smalltalk support to an existing module
  • Adding Redline Smalltalk module to an existing project
  • Creating a new Smalltalk file based on two templates: class and message
  • Create a Redline Smalltalk run configuration
  • Ability to compile and run Redline Smalltalk from IntelliJ
  • Run output console
  • Ability to download and install Redline Smalltalk from the Module Wizard
  • Simple code highlighting

Download and have fun!

IntelliJ IDEA 11 icons pack plugin

Oct 10, 2012

As an IntelliJ IDEA user, you may notice user interface changes from version to version. And IMHO it looks better and better. Anyway, there are always some guys who don’t like any UI changes. To make these users feel comfortable with changes we made, I wrote a plugin that enables old IntelliJ icons.

Download the plugin from here /idea11icons.jar Then go to IDEA Preferences -> Plugins -> Install from disk. Then restart IDEA.

UPDATE: The plugin has been updated to version 1.1 due compatibility issues with IntelliJ IDEA 13. Please download again and re-install