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NetBeans will get better Groovy and Grails support

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Martin Adamek who works on the Java EE NetBeans team is working on a new plug-in for Groovy for the next release of NetBeans. You can read more about the plug-in in his blog. I am pretty excited about this because Martin has a lot of experience with NetBeans development so I am sure we'll get good support for Groovy and Grails in the upcoming release of NetBeans. The scope of the plug-in is bigger than what Geertjan has been working on - including fully featured editor with code completion and so on. I confirm that even though this is a new plug-in different from Geertjan's, Martin and Geertjan are friends, I've seen the meeting in our office :)

We started to use the slogan "NetBeans is the only IDE you need", but many developers asked us: "Where's good Groovy support?". So now I can say it's coming soon!

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Comments ( 3 )
  • movk Friday, November 23, 2007

    That's good news. I'm looking forward to Groovy support. I hope it will be also possible to do joint compilation and free mixing of \*.java and \*.groovy in the project. Thanks!


  • Jacek Friday, November 23, 2007

    This is all good news, etc...but instead of putting all this effort into frameworks that are still up and coming, when is NB going to put some focus on Struts development?

    Sure, it's not as sexy as Grails/RoR but its what most big companies use and the state of Struts support in NB is to put it mildly...poor.

    I've had Struts defects/enhancements lingering in NB Issuezilla for years now.


  • Ranganath.S Friday, November 23, 2007
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