Refactoring – changing the codes structure without affecting its functionality – is a very common
task when it comes to modern software-engineering. Refactoring is something that takes
place in every kind, stage or type of a software project. Nowadays most of the IDEs support
the developer with at least basic refactoring features.
Two projects are realized by students of the (University of applied sciences, Rapperswil). They are supported by the Institute for Software IFS.
The results of this two projects are now part of the official Groovy Eclipse Plug-in v2
- Groovy-Eclipse plugin
The purpose of the Groovy Eclipse plugin is to promote the Groovy
platform and ecosystem as a viable and productive development
environment for Java developers working in the Eclipse SDK.
The Groovy Eclipse Plugin allows you to edit, compile and run both groovy scripts and classes from the Eclipse SDK.
- Groovy Language
- is an agile and dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine
- builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk
- makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve
- supports Domain-Specific Languages and other compact syntax so your code becomes easy to read and maintain
- makes writing shell and build scripts easy with its powerful processing primitives, OO abilities and an Ant DSL
- increases developer productivity by reducing scaffolding code when developing web, GUI, database or console applications
- simplifies testing by supporting unit testing and mocking out-of-the-box
- seamlessly integrates with all existing Java objects and libraries
- compiles straight to Java bytecode so you can use it anywhere you can use Java