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  • January 26, 2015

Exposing Yeoman Generators to NetBeans IDE

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

The plan is to, as shown below, show all of the Yeoman generators and let the user select the generator they want to use.

Above, all of them are shown, including those already installed. The next step is to distinguish those that are installed from those that are not. If an uninstalled generator is selected, it will automatically be installed via 'npm install -g', after which it will immediately be used. If it is already installed, it will simply be used when selected, after Next is clicked above, and a folder is specified.

The biggest problem at that point will be ensuring that the generator runs non-interactively. Or to enable the user to enter somehow the arguments and parameters requested by the selected generator. Finally, the generated application will then automatically be opened into NetBeans IDE when the Yeoman process completes.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Fabrizio Thursday, April 30, 2015

    How to add Yeoman plug-in into IDE. There is no steps mention anywhere. Please help me out.

  • Geertjan Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Read the blog entry again. This is not a completed plugin yet, it is under development. You are welcome to clone and develop it further yourself: https://github.com/GeertjanWielenga/YoNetBeans

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