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At the start of May 2009 we announced we were working on a new approach to joint compilation for mixed Java/Groovy projects in Eclipse. We are pleased to now announce the final release of Groovy-Eclipse v2.0.0, based on that new technology. During the months of development we have rebased (and almost entirely rewritten) version 1 of the Groovy-Eclipse plugin, with the goal of offering first class Groovy support in the Eclipse IDE, comparable to the experience Java developers have in Eclipse. The driving themes for version 2.0.0 have always been to optimize around the common developer actions of editing, building, running and testing code:

  • Editing. Edit We have an advanced inferencing engine and extensible content assist enabling us to provide highly accurate contextual aware editor suggestions. Task tags, javadoc hovers and even cross-language refactoring is also supported.
  • Building. Build As well as a 'stub-less' incremental joint compilation process, we use a modified groovy parser that is more recoverable than the standard parser - enabling us to be more stable in the face of partially correct code.
  • Running. Run Launching (and debugging) of applications or scripts is supported - even for code using transforms such as @Grab
  • Testing. Test The plugin fully integrates with the JUnit support available in Eclipse.