See also Oracle's Java Technology Glossary.
- Abstract Syntax Tree (AST)
The Abstract Syntax Tree represents the structure of source input files. → Program Structure Interface
Provides semantic highlighting based on underlying → Program Structure Interface elements. → Inspection
- Document Object Model (DOM)
XML DOM API abstracts working with XML files based on a custom semantic model.
- Event Dispatch Thread (EDT)
The Event Dispatch Thread handles all Swing events. See also General Threading Rules.
- Extension Point (EP)
Most functionality is provided by Using Extension Points provided by the platform or plugins. Plugins can also define their own to allow extensibility.
- External System (ES)
External System Integration allows integrating external project management systems.
- File Based Index (FBI)
File Based Index allows storing key-value information based on the project's files.
Supports configurable semantic highlighting. → Annotator
Provides an automated fix for commonly encountered code problems.
- Local History (LVCS)
A builtin → Version Control System tracking all changes in the project locally.
- Look and Feel (LaF)
Defines the visual appearance and behavior of the user interface; see Swing Tutorial.
- JetBrains Project System (JPS)
Represents the project model in External Build process.
- JetBrains Runtime (JBR)
The JetBrains Runtime is the default bundled runtime for all IntelliJ Platform-based IDEs by JetBrains.
- Program Structure Interface (PSI)
The Program Structure Interface represents a syntactic and semantic code model of the source input files. → Abstract Syntax Tree → Stubs
- Read Action (RA)
Allows accessing code-related data structures for reading purposes. See also General Threading Rules. → Write Action
- Run Configuration (RC)
A Run Configuration allows running external processes from within the IDE.
- Structural Search and Replace (SSR)
Allows searching and replacing code by defining the structure of the searched code fragments, see Structural Search and Replace Inspections.
A subset of a → Program Structure Interface tree in a binary serialized compact format, see Stub Indexes.
A semantic element in some model, e.g., language or framework model, see Symbols.
- Unified Abstract Syntax Tree (UAST)
An abstraction layer on the → Program Structure Interface of different JVM languages.
- Version Control System (VCS)
The API for Version Control System allows accessing builtin as well as adding custom implementations.
- Virtual File (VF)
A Virtual File represents a file in a → Virtual File System.
- Virtual File System (VFS)
A Virtual File System provides a unified API for working with files represented as → Virtual File.
- Write Action (WA)
Allows accessing code-related data structures for writing purposes. See also General Threading Rules. → Read Action