JetGroovy and Ruby plugins for IntelliJ IDEA are released, score an instant hit with users

IntelliJ IDEA’s legendary intelligence and productivity now available in full for Groovy and Ruby developers

December 17, 2007

Prague, Czech Republic, December 17, 2007 — JetBrains®, the creator of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, is proud to announce the final availability of JetGroovy Plugin 1.0 for Groovy and Grails developers and Ruby plugin 1.0 for productive Ruby development.

Even as the plugins were being developed, they garnered plenty of positive feedback from users all around the world. “Impressions are excellent!”, “That saves so much time!”, “Mixing Groovy & Java in the same codebase is completely seamless,” — this is what developers have been saying about JetGroovy, which has come a long way towards making Grails a first class IDE citizen.

“IntelliJ IDEA is simply the best Groovy/Grails IDE on the planet,” concluded Graeme Rocher, the Grails creator.

“When we started working on this plugin, our goal wasn’t just to add another popular language to IntelliJ IDEA,” said project lead Eugene Vigdorchik. “We wanted to implement the best-in-the-market support for Groovy developers, and we are proud to say that now they can develop Groovy with the same pleasure as our Java users do. The Grails framework is also fully supported, with dedicated visual tools and run configurations. We have much more for both Groovy and Grails on our roadmap for future releases.”

With JetGroovy, IntelliJ IDEA brings its award-winning, productivity-boosting features to Groovy and Grails and provides unsurpassed Groovy support in the Java IDE with:

  • Cross-language support, enabling you to develop applications both in Groovy and Java, with seamless support for all the features, and to compile your project in a single step
  • Built-in debugger, capable of working with both Groovy and Java code
  • Smart, context-sensitive, GDK-aware code completion with cross-resolution between Groovy and Java
  • Syntax highlighting, code formatting and folding
  • Error highlighting, including: unresolved classes, unresolved unqualified properties, incompatible type assignments, method calls and more
  • Auto-insertion of imports statements, parameter info, etc.
  • Refactorings, advanced navigation and views
  • GSP support, with Grails tags and inline Groovy coding assistance
  • Dedicated Visual Application Model editor for Grails
  • Automatic generators for Grails controllers, views, domain classes, jobs, script and more

Ruby developers will benefit from the complete range of productivity-boosting features brought by the final release of Ruby plugin:

  • Advanced coding assistance with smart code completion, including RHTML code completion
  • JRuby support, with coding assistance and navigation
  • Syntax highlighting, code formatting and folding
  • On-the-fly code inspections with error highlighting and one-click quick-fixes
  • TestUnit and RSpec test frameworks support
  • Ruby and Rails live and file templates plus intention actions
  • Refactorings, advanced navigation and views
  • Automatic generators for Rails skeletons, actions and Ruby access modifiers
  • Run configurations for Ruby and Rails applications, with various application servers support

JetGroovy and Ruby plugins are available for the recently published IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.2 maintenance release. Users of older versions can find their upgrade plan or consider 30 day free fully functional trial for evaluation.

You can download the plugins and get more information either from IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Repository or via the built-in IntelliJ IDEA Plug-in Manager.

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java™ integrated development environment, IntelliJ™ IDEA (see details on the Web at, ReSharper and dotTrace Profiler for C# developers (see, and the TeamCity — integrated team collaboration environment ( JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see

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Ann Oreshnikova
Worldwide Marketing Director
+7 812 930 6703

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