IntelliJ is Fun!

I've been getting acquainted with plugin development in IntelliJ. My knowledge of IntelliJ is a day or two old and already I've got something useful integrated, my good old friend the YouTube Data API:

Once installed, you type a search string in the Settings dialog and then invoke a new menu item under the Window menu. Then the list that you see above is populated with movies from YouTube with titles that match the search string. So, for the above, my search string is "Bill Clinton". Whenever you select a new item in the list, a small thumbnail that relates to the selected movie is shown to the right of the list and the browser opens displaying the movie.

My adventures in the land of IntelliJ are described here on JetBrains Zone:

I also contributed the result (but without the icon that appears to the right of the list, because I created that part later) to the IntelliJ Plugin Repository, under the name "Search YouTube Plugin".

I've learned a lot and, since I only have an evaluation license, I better continue learning a lot because my time will soon be up.


Maybe because of your involvement with netbeans, you qualify for a free "Open Source Developer" license. :)


Posted by guest on February 25, 2008 at 03:55 AM PST #

Will you also write plugins for eclipse?

Posted by Ramon on February 25, 2008 at 04:49 AM PST #

That's funny,! Maybe I should try and find out. :-) Ramon, sure, why not? Watch this space for details, also for more info on my work in connection with IntelliJ.

Posted by Geertjan on February 25, 2008 at 06:02 PM PST #

Very good, Darth Geertjan. I did not abandon hope that you will convert from the "dark side" someday. ;-))

All jokes aside: it is always great to see what others do and how they do it, so it is very nice and underlines your great professionalism.


Posted by Michael Hüttermann on February 26, 2008 at 03:18 AM PST #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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