Eclipse Plugin of the Day, Groovy / Grails Tool Suite (GGTS)

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Note : This plugin was tested on Eclipse Kepler

Plugin Version :

3.4.0.RELEASE

Eclipse Supported Versions :

4.3

Marketplace URL :

http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/groovygrails-tool-suite-ggts-eclipse-kepler-43




Brief about the plugin :

The Groovy/Grails Tool Suite is a complete Eclipse-based development environment optimized for developing, debugging and executing Groovy and Grails applications. A new perspective, new views and wizards ensure an intuitive and familiar Eclipse experience when working with the Groovy language and Grails framework. It provides support for the latest versions of Groovy and Grails, and comes on top of the latest Eclipse releases [http://spring.io/tools/ggts].



Procided Features by the plugin :

  • Groovy and Grails project creation wizards
  • Grails perspective
  • Grails plugin manager
  • Optimized Grails code editing experience
  • Groovy 1.7/1.8/2.x support
  • Grails 1.3/2.x support
  • Local deployment via Grails run-app command
  • Support for all the most common Java EE application servers
  • Advanced support for Pivotal tc Server
  • Full IDE integration for Cloud Foundry, including real debugging in the cloud



Screenshots for the plugin :



Added Wizards by the plugin, New Groovy Project, New Groovy Class, Test Case, Grails Project...etc





The "New Groovy Project" Wizard Dialog





The "New Groovy Class" Wizard Dialog #1





The "New Groovy Class" Wizard Dialog #2





The "New Groovy Class" in Groovry Editor Window





Running Groovy Project/Class, 3 Options, to run as a Java class, to run as a Groovy Script or to open the Groovy Console and execute the script on the Groovy Console





Result of running the class as Java Application





Normal Java classes can be added to Groovy projects using the "New Java Class" wizard #1





Normal Java classes can be added to Groovy projects using the "New Java Class" wizard #2





Normal Java classes can be added to Groovy projects using the "New Java Class" wizard #3 - The Java Editor Window





You can reference Java Classes from Groovy scripts with the auto-complete window





Also Java Classes members can be referenced using the auto-complete window





You can reference Java Classes from Groovy scripts with the auto-complete window - Sample





You can reference Java Classes from Groovy scripts with the auto-complete window - Sample - Running as "Java Application"





You can also add Groovy classes to Java projects, you will just need to add Groovy configuration to the project using the "Configure - Convert to Groovy Project" menu item






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