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September 19, 2023

We've reworked our Jetbrains plugin, making lots of under-the-hood changes. These will enable us to deliver a more consistent experience between Jetbrains IDEs and VS Code. In particular we will soon be making the Sourcery Coding Assistant available for JetBrains IDEs.

This means quite a few changes will be apparent in the new version:

  • We now support all JetBrains IDEs
  • We now support class-level extract method refactorings in JetBrains IDEs
  • We have removed the Sourcery tool window (you can get equivalent functionality through the Problems tool window)
  • We have removed the Detect Clones feature (we may revisit this in future)
  • We have removed batch code inspections (you can use the Sourcery CLI to make batch changes)

We have also continued to make improvements for the Sourcery Coding Assistant in VS Code. We improved both the output for some recipes and the code search used in the background. Also, the chat history is now stored in your local sqlite database.

The assistant is currently only available in closed beta. If you want to get early access to it, please sign up to the waitlist.

We'd love to hear your feedback! Reach out at or on Twitter @SourceryAI. Join the Sourcery Discord Community. Ask for help or suggest improvements on GitHub.

Full Changelog - Release 1.9.0


  • Rework of JetBrains plugin to use the same Language Server Protocol framework that our VS Code plugin uses.
  • Improved handling of errors from triggering recipes without selected text
  • Improve Generate Tests recipe for Python by determining the scope of the selected text
  • Sourcery now supports all JetBrains IDEs!
  • Generate Tests: improvements to the prompt to only show relevant imports and add IDs to parametrized test cases
  • Improved system message for review mode
  • More intelligently trim PRs that are too large for review mode
  • Require all users to login when using Sourcery
  • Greatly improved the Sourcery extension sidebar in VS Code, so that it is lear what actions you need to take to log in and enable the coding assistant.
  • Add styling for lists and paragraphs in markdown to improve UI of chat responses

Bug Fixes

  • Improved handling of certificate errors in the coding assistant
  • Fixed issue with team billing dashboard when returning from Stripe
  • Changed use-getitem-for-re-match-groups to a suggestion
  • Fixed issue where embeddings take up excessive space on disk
  • Corrected overflow of code blocks in markdown chat responses
  • Handle different base directories when parsing gitignores for generating embeddings
  • Remove some logging noise when loading rules
  • Updater only removes deletes previous binaries older than a week - should Address certificate errors for nightly builds