Appendix B. Groovy IDE Support

This appendix contains instructions on how to install general Groovy support for any Java editor or IDE. Most of the IDEs today either have built-in Groovy support or support it through the plug-in mechanism. For more information on this topic, consult the official Groovy Web site. The installation of general-purpose IDE support is demonstrated for the Eclipse platform.

Installation

As Groovy (and scripting in general) is becoming more popular among Java programmers, I am sure that all vendors and projects that build environments and editors for Java developers will support these technologies. But even if you cannot find the appropriate plug-in for your IDE (or editor), there is a way to evaluate Groovy scripts ...

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