JetBrains announces Fleet next-gen IDE, support for remote coding

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Software development tools company JetBrains has made two major new announcements.

The first announcement is an early preview of its next-generation IDE called Fleet.

Fleet is a lightweight IDE that is designed to be ready-to-use without much additional configuration. JetBrains promises Fleet will be “ready in a second” for simple tasks but its full environment – including the IntelliJ code-processing engine – can be accessed “with a single click”.

Eugene Toporov, VP of Marketing at JetBrains, said:

“Our IntelliJ-based IDEs empower millions of developers, and JetBrains is fully committed to working hard and making them even better.

With Fleet, we aim to offer another view on how an IDE should be organised, and we wouldn’t be able to implement it within our current product line without breaking expectations of our existing users.

We envisage that both the current IntelliJ-based product line and Fleet will co-exist for quite some time, leaving the options open for our customers”.

Fleet supports Java, Python, JavaScript, Kotlin, Go, Rust, TypeScript, and JSON. The IDE will soon also enable developers to code in C++, C#, HTML5, and PHP.

JetBrains claims that Fleet was built with collaboration in mind and enables developers to work on projects locally or remotely.

The IDE is also flexible enough to enable a variety of remote development scenarios, including running its backend in the cloud or on a remote server—which leads us nicely on to the second announcement…

JetBrains Space

JetBrains has announced the public launch of Space, a solution for remote development in the cloud or any other server.

Space is available to users of Fleet and IntelliJ IDEA and claims to offer the experience of a desktop-based IDE while moving the heavy load to a remote server.

By initialising remote instances in advance, developers can get coding right away without spending time configuring the environment.

Kirill Skrygan, Remote Development Lead at JetBrains, commented:

“With our remote development solution, developers can now get a ready-to-use environment right from their own repository.

Our goal is to provide them with a seamless and unified coding experience no matter what machine they’re using and where they’re based.

They don’t have to set up the local environment and wait for it to initialise their project and, most importantly, they aren’t limited by the power of their own computers.”

JetBrains intends Space to be an all-in-one platform for remote development so has added further supplementary features that covers Git hosting, CI/CD, package repositories, chats, documents, and project management.

Developers can request access to the Fleet preview here.

(Images Credit: JetBrains)

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