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Better syntax highlighting in Intellij IDEA

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Quick tip if you’re using Intellij IDEA and not every framework is supported: Add the annotations dependency.

This enables IDEA to get information about certain things in your code and apply the correct validation, information and/or formatting.

We only use it for one thing so far: Marking strings as SQL. That enables IDEA to recognize it and apply the correct highlighting.

The below example shows a wrapper method we have for JDBI, and because of the @Language annotation IDEA knows that it should apply SQL syntax highlighting.

fun createQuery(@Language("sql") sql: String): Query



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