Multiple cursors feature has been introduced also to IntelliJ Idea in version 13.1.
This feature has been inspired by Sublime Text and it was the top voted feature in Idea.
How it works?
Press Shift+Alt+left click
You can see multiple cursors and they will perform the same operation as you start typing.
You can find more information at blog.jetbrains.com.
Sometimes it is necessary to modify several places in text file at once.
Sublime Text has very neat feature: multiple cursors.
Point mouse cursor at desired text location, press CTRL and left click. You can repeat this operation several times.
You’ll see multiple cursors and as you start typing all cursors will perform the same operation.
Gradle requires Java and it can reuse all great features from the runtime. The drawback is that it takes several seconds to boot whole Groovy/Java engine after typing command: gradle.
There is simple way how to speed up Gradle: use daemon mode.
The easiest approach is to put following line into file ~/.gradle/gradle.properties:
Gradle will automatically spawn daemon process after the first execution of command gradle.
Every build is starting faster.
That’s nice, but daemon is sitting in the memory. You can shut down daemon by command:
Interesting option for developers is to leave daemon in running in foreground and watch daemon in debug mode:
gradle --foreground --debug
More detailed info about Gradle daemon is available in Gradle manual.