I like the idea a lot, but find the execution lacking. For example, the icon is red even when there are no errors**. I would expect green. Also, when it does find errors, it doesn’t allow you to double click on an issue to go straight to the culprit.
I hope it is updated to add those and other features to make this a truly useful tool.
** Well, actually that isn’t true. I had a problem in my project where IntelliJ was confused. The icon in fact goes green when the unit tests pass, which is nice. You still cannot double click on errors though.
Just read a recent article about the JVM targeted language Ceylon. As with most JVM languages, it has some interesting features and solves some of the irksome aspects of Java. However, I don’t see that the advantages currently outweigh the pain. Moving to a new language with its own issues is a big step. Sometimes the devil you know is the better option. How then does the new pretender supplant the bloated incumbent?