Tips for plugin writers

I'm finding that writing plugins is a painfully slow process . Starting and stopping my IDE is a big time pain. Two questions:

  • Is there a way to load a plugin without restarting IDEA?

  • Is there a way to attach a debugger so I can step through my code?


Patrick

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  • Is there a way to load a plugin without restarting IDEA?

No, but maybe Jacques could inform us all on how to use mock testing.

  • Is there a way to attach a debugger so I can step through my code?

Yes, see http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/PluginTesting

"Pat Lightbody" <plightbo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I'm finding that writing plugins is a painfully slow process . Starting

and stopping my IDE is a big time pain. Two questions:
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  • Is there a way to load a plugin without restarting IDEA?

  • Is there a way to attach a debugger so I can step through my code?

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Patrick

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