Tips & Tricks

Quick prototyping in Groovy with “Convert Map to Class” intention

Sometimes it is helpful to use a Map for fast prototyping of classes with some properties but without any logic. But in the end it would be nice to have a real class. In IntelliJ IDEA you can get it by invoking “Convert Map to Class” intention on a map.

You only need to type a name and a package for a new class:

And you’ll get something like this…

and a UserInfo class:

Quick and easy, right?

It is not something new, it’s been in IntelliJ IDEA for a while already. We just felt you might not be aware of it.

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