What are the best IDEs for Groovy?

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    SlickEdit is a source code editor and an integrated development environment developed and created by SlickEdit, Inc thought as cross-platform commercial based product. It supports debugger for GNU, C/C++, Java, WinDbg, Clang C/C++, Groovy, Google go and much more. It includes built-in beautifiers, intelligent code completion and a lot more.



    $99.95- $299 (Pro Edition)

    Megan Mendoza
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "SlickEdit is a great cross-platform, multi-language code editor that offers the whole package in terms of code completion. In my opinion, however, the membership is over-priced and there are other competitors offering similar products at a much lower price point. The website itself is also unimpressive and a bit archaic looking, which also didn't help sell me from the beginning."
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    #2IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for the JVM platform created by JetBbrains. It features coding assistance, built-in tools and integration and plugin ecosystem, supporting a lot of languages and frameworks. It has a free version and a paid subscription version. 

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.9- Varies by plan

    Helen Young
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "I was looking for something to help speed my work proficiency up while working with Groovy. A buddy suggested I look into IntelliJ IDEA. After a couple runs with it, I can say that it does help. I like that it works with multiple frameworks. "
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    #3NetBeans IDE

    NetBeans IDE
    NetBeans IDE includes project types for C and C++ and appropriate project templates. You can work with and create C/C++ applications with dynamic and static libraries, and you can also create C/C++ projects from existing code.

    Windows, Mac


    Christopher Fowler
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I think that this is a great solution for those who need a free IDE software. It works well and does everything it needs to do."
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    #4Groovy/Grails Tool Suiteâ„¢

    Groovy/Grails Tool Suiteâ„¢
    The Groovy/Grails Tool Suite is a complete Eclipse-based development environment optimized for developing, debugging and executing Groovy and Grails applications. 

    Windows, Mac


    Adriana Sánchez
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Great on coding and helping with the transition of it all. Easy to understand and just plain user friendly. If you're just starting out this would be the tool to use. Definitely a keeper! Don't see anything else like this."
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    Eclipse is a widely used Integrated Development  Environment (IDE), especially for Java development. However, it is also useful for  C, C++, C#, COBOL, D, Fortran, Haskell, JavaScript, Julia, and many more. Download it for free.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Lawrence Johnson
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "This IDE looked really interesting and I thought it might help with Groovy. Well this IDE is not for Groovy and I was very disappointed in it. I hope they will provide support for Groovy in the future but this solution was not correct at all."


Best What are the best IDEs for Groovy
1SlickEditSoftware 4 Paid
2IntelliJ IDEASoftware 2 Paid
3NetBeans IDESoftware 1 Free
4Groovy/Grails Tool Suiteâ„¢Software 0 Free
5EclipseSoftware 0 Free

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