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Subject Re: Eclipse vs IntelliJ for Kitty, webinar
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:22:42 GMT
On 4/11/11 12:54 AM, Felipe Carvalho wrote:
> A webinar or a simple screencast would help a lot on troubleshooting.

We can't mandate using a particular IDE to develop against the project.
We can make it easier to use different IDEs.

> Indepent of the IDE, though, I would suggest putting the project under an
> automated build tool structure (Maven, Gradle, whatever) instead of Ant,
> which makes it easier for developers to choose their preferred IDE.

We have discussed Gradle - given that we're in the Groovy space, that
would be preferable to Maven.


> Many IDEs integrate seamless with Maven and Grails projects (NetBeans and
> Intellij are great examples of this) for example, which facilitates for
> developers to switch between IDEs.
> One thing I can say about Intellij (I've been working with it for the last 6
> months) is that it's got the best Groovy integration I've seen among major
> IDEs -- I had tried Eclipse (STS) and NetBeans before.
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Matthew Sacks <>wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> I have struggled a bit using Eclipse with Groovy projects previously
>> (although for all intensive purposes it will work) , so I personally
>> recommend using IntelliJ for developing kitty projects as a matter of
>> preference. I'm not sure if you have to be an official committer, but I know
>> Jetbrains, the company that makes IntelliJ offers a special open source use
>> license to the ASF:
>> That being said, I'd like to throw it out there that maybe it would help
>> the new people on board if we hosted a simple webinar (and recorded it) on
>> how to get all set up to be developing for Kitty and resolve problems
>> getting setup. Would this be helpful?
>> msacks

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