Groovy Eclipse plugin gets refactoring support
Developers using Groovy Eclipse, the Eclipse plug-in for Groovy, previously had no refactoring features, but this has been remedied with version 1.5.7, which is now available to download. Groovy is dynamic language implemented for the Java virtual machine, which has been gaining attention with Grails, a Rails like framework written in Groovy.
The Groovy Eclipse plugin support was developed by three students at the HSR University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil, Switzerland, as part of their bachelor thesis. They document the refactoring support for Extract Method, Inline Method, Rename Local, Rename Method, Rename Class, and Rename Field on their own site. The students have also provided a source code formatter and an experimental hierarchy view, as tools.
- Groovy and Grails - The Dynamic Duo for Java, a look at both Groovy and Grails from heise online UK
- Groovy Eclipse Refactoring, Codehaus documentation for refactoring support
- Refactoring videos, developers videos of the refactoring in action