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From Matthew Sacks <>
Subject Re: Eclipse vs IntelliJ for Kitty, webinar
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:33:08 GMT

On Apr 10, 2011, at 4:54 PM, Felipe Carvalho wrote:

> A webinar or a simple screencast would help a lot on troubleshooting.

I'll set something up then in the near future and record it as we all span different timezones
across the globe.
We can demonstrate getting set up in STS, Eclipse and IntelliJ.  Sound good?

> 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.
> 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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