We can exclude unwanted classes and packages from ever being suggested by IntelliJ IDEA. See official docs.
It’s a lot easier to develop consistently fast when errors are prevented early.
- No setup required for other contributors to the project
- CI will always run the same checks, preventing these errors from making it to test or production environments.
Improving the Developer Experience
Waiting for a build to find out that an unwanted class has been used is frustrating. Fortunately we can set up project-specific or global auto import excludes in Preferences | Editor | General | Auto Import:
This can also be added on-the-fly when importing a new class:
Note There is not currently a plugin that can sync the Checkstyle IllegalImport rule and IntelliJ import exclusions, so watch for these getting out of sync.