Chapter 14. Productivity tools


This chapter covers
  • Setting up popular IDEs and Griffon
  • Additional command-line tools


The poet John Donne once wrote, “No man is an island,” reflecting on the fact that all of humanity is interconnected. The same reflection can be applied to our software tools and frameworks. In order to be really productive with one tool, you have to reach out to others. The Griffon framework is no different, and it’s for that reason that it provides hooks for popular Java and Groovy tools to help you write, build, and deploy applications as part of a much larger ecosystem.

In this chapter, we’ll look at popular software development tools such as IDEs. These tools let developers write, refactor, and debug applications. ...

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