JetBrains to Roll Out Cloud Tools for InteliJ IDEA

The extension can use the services API directly from the IDE, add the appropriate Java client libraries, and manage the Google Cloud Platform accounts
01 August 2018   835

The IntelliJ IDEA development environment is now able to directly access Google Cloud services with the new Cloud Tools plug-in. The extension can use the services API directly from the IDE, add the appropriate Java client libraries, and manage the Google Cloud Platform accounts.

The plugin allows you to log in to GCP directly from the development environment. This can be done through Tools> Google Cloud Tools> Add Cloud libraries ...:

Cloud Tools
Cloud Tools

In the window that appears, select the required API and your GCP project:

Cloud Tools
Cloud Tools

After clicking the Add Client Library button, a confirmation window will appear, notifying you of the API connection and creating an account in the service:

Cloud Tools
Cloud Tools

After confirmation, the plugin will offer the necessary environment variables:

Cloud Tools
Cloud Tools

The plugin can interact with the pom.xml file of the Maven framework. Cloud Tools adds missing client libraries to the file, writes Bill of Materials (BOM) to avoid version conflicts, identifies and processes configuration errors.

At the end of July 2018, JetBrains developers released version 2018.2 of the IntelliJ IDEA development environment, adding support for Java 11, Groovy 2.5 and 3.0.

Android-x86 8.1 Released

Let's see what team has made in the fresh release of Android to x86 port
17 January 2019   166

The team of the Android-x86 project, which is the independent community porting the Android platform for the x86 architecture, have published the first stable release of the assembly based on the Android 8.1 platform, which includes fixes and additions that ensure seamless operation on x86-based platforms. Universal Android-x86 8.1 Live-builds for x86 32-bit and x86_64 architectures suitable for use on typical laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. In addition, assemblies in the form of rpm-packages are available for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions.

Let's check new features:

  • Support both 64-bit and 32-bit kernel and userspace with latest LTS kernel 4.19.15.
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia and QEMU(virgl) by Mesa 18.3.1.
  • Support OpenGL ES 2.0 via SwiftShader for software rendering on unsupported GPU devices.
  • Support hardware accelerated codecs on devices with Intel HD & G45 graphics family.
  • Support secure booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
  • A text based GUI installer.
  • Add theme support to GRUB-EFI.
  • Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard.
  • Add Taskbar as an alternative launcher which puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen and support freeform window mode.
  • Enable ForceDefaultOrientation on devices without known sensors. Portrait apps can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen.
  • Support arm arch apps via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Android-x86 options)
  • Support to upgrade from non-official releases.
  • Add experimental Vulkan support for newer Intel and AMD GPUs. (Boot via Advanced options -> Vulkan support)
  • Mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware and Hyper-V.

Get more infoand download links at official website of the project.