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Refactoring Support for Groovy-Eclipse Plugin

As result of a bachelor thesis at the HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Institute for Software, three students had implemented refactoring features for the Groovy-Eclipse plugin. The refactoring features are available in version 1.5.7 of the Groovy-Eclipse Plug-in. The most needed Refactorings are implemented yet. If you find bugs, or have ideas if improvement please create an issue in Jira for the component "Refactoring" 

New Features

  • Refactorings
    • Extract Method
    • Inline Method
    • Rename Local
    • Rename Method
    • Rename Class
    • Rename Field
  • Tools
    • Source Code Formatter
    • Hierarchy View (experimental)


The refactoring features are now available in the Groovy-Eclipse Plug-in version 1.5.7

More information about this project can be found on the project website of this project


Demonstration of the key features are available as Flash Videos Flash Videos Refactoring in Groovy-Eclipse

The refatoring features ere presented at the OOPSLA 2008 in Nashville. Here is the submission for this demo.


 A simple documentation of the Refactoring features can be found in chapter 9.7 in the appendix of our documentation.



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