Plugins/Editors suggestions about Gradle for Eclipse/STS


(Manuel Jordan) #1

Hello developers

According with your experience.

I am working with STS 3.7.3 or Eclipse Mars.2 (4.5.2) and I have installed the Buildship plugin. It works fine but the default internal editor open the content how raw text

Therefore, currently in june 2016, could you share your best plugin recommendation for:

  • build.gradle editor (of course it should complement Buildship plugin)

Optional:

  • Groovy plugin and Spock Framework plugin

Thanks in advance


(Stefan Oehme) #2

Hi Manuel,

unfortunately, Groovy support in Eclipse is currently unmaintained. So the only thing I can recommend to try out is the Minimalist Gradle Editor.

We are working closely with JetBrains to make sure that the new Kotlin-based Gradle DSL will have great editor support in Eclipse.

Cheers,
Stefan


(Manuel Jordan) #3

Hello Stefan

thanks by the reply.

unfortunately, Groovy support in Eclipse is currently unmaintained

Yes, I don’t know why… but…

So the only thing I can recommend to try out is the Minimalist Gradle Editor

Thanks, I will test it soon as I can.

We are working closely with JetBrains to make sure that the new Kotlin-based Gradle DSL will have great editor support in Eclipse.

Sounds great, seems or should I assume Gradle will move from Groovy to Kotlin?

Best Regards

-Manuel


(Stefan Oehme) #4

Yes, Kotlin will be the preferred build script language in the future, although it is still in an early stage right now. You can follow the development on GitHub.