IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE from JetBrains. It has both Community and commercial editions. IntelliJ IDEA is enormously popular among developers and is regularly updated with the latest language and platform features.
For the purpose of this cookbook, we will use the Community Edition. The steps are the same for the commercial edition as well.
As of writing this book, IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.3 is the most recent edition. The screenshots in this book reflect this version.
As IntelliJ IDEA needs a Java environment to run, let us first ensure that the Java environment is set up on our system: