Today we are speaking with Scott McKinny of Manifold Systems (firstname.lastname@example.org,) the author of the Manifold plugin for IntelliJ Platform-based IDEs. As a Java compiler plugin, Manifold adds new capabilities directly and seamlessly to the Java language such as type-safe metaprogramming, extension methods, operator overloading, and more.
Welcome to the JetBrains Platform Blog, Scott. Before we discuss the plugin, would you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
Most of my programming experience is rooted in tooling. It goes way back to my employment with Borland beginning in 199