IntelliJ Aqua is the IDE launched by JetBrains that is oriented towards test automation and incorporates several tools and options that help QA automation develop them. It is currently in the free preview phase, so I have decided to try this version of IntelliJ in order to draw my own conclusions and see how useful or necessary (perhaps essential?) it is for our daily work as automation QAs.

First Steps

When you open the preview version and accept the confidentiality agreement, the typical IntelliJ menu pops up to authenticate with the JetBrains account or through Google, Github, or other services if you wish, in addition to showing the menu to open a project you have locally. I will choose to open a new one and test the framework generator in Kotlin-Selenium, taking advantage of one of the generators provided by Aqua.

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