JetBrains the company behind the cross-platform IDE IntelliJ has released version 13. I use the IDE but not as much as I expected when I purchased version 12, the big attraction for me was using it on Windows, Mac and Linux. However I found that the program always feels slow compared to say SublimeText or other editors, yes I know IntelliJ is an IDE which is far more than an editor.
The other irritating thing is my license was purchased April 2013 and according to the application I have to purchase the $99 upgrade even though I am supposed to be covered for 12 months, a twitter post from JetBrains comments on this situation for many of it’s existing users.
@LeviNotik we've just migrated to the new schema with this release. So, you get 1 year of upgrades starting from your next purchase.
— JetBrains (@jetbrains) December 3, 2013
This is wrong and sends a bad message to existing customers. I also feel that is rather high compared to the competition, I am not sure that I will be paying again under the current circumstances in favor of looking else where or revisiting tools I have used in the past. I would love for JetBrains to explain to it’s current customers why it feels this is a good idea for those that purchased with the impression of 12 months of support/upgrades.
If you are interested follow this link to read about the changes or download the trial/upgrade.