If you are a long time user of IntelliJ IDEA, you already know why it’s great. If you are not, I’ll tell you the IDE just makes things easier. Aside from the community, and large number of quality plugins, it has killer shortcuts. Now some of you may say, yeah you can add your own shortcuts in any reasonable IDE (eclipse). This is true. However, the major difference in IDEA is the built-in shortcuts dwarf what I’ve seen in other IDEs. There are so many shortcuts that you will miss a few, guaranteed. Well, a recent post on the Xebia blog gave me 2 new shortcuts, that I know I’ll be using heavily. Check ’em out for yourself.