Configuring Groovy in IntelliJ IDEA

Since v8, IntelliJ IDEA, one of the most popular Java IDEs, has native support for Groovy. There is no need to install a plugin to start coding in Groovy and benefit from a number of interesting features such as code completion and refactoring. The latest iteration of IntelliJ IDEA, Version 12, has full support for Groovy 2.0.

In this recipe, we are going to show how to set up a Groovy project in IDEA and showcase some of the most interesting qualities of the integration.

Getting ready

To get started with this recipe, you need v12 of IntelliJ IDEA. The IDE comes in two versions, Community Edition and Ultimate. JetBrains, the company behind IDEA, offers the Community Edition for free, while it charges for the Ultimate ...

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