I use groovy for scripting, not creating full applications. I'm currently using Notepad++, but looking for a syntax-aware IDE.
From the IDE, I would like to simply open a Groovy file, edit it and run it. I have no need for workspaces, projects etc. I just want to edit the script at hand.
Can this be done with IntelliJ IDEA? I downloaded the community edition, but it is not obvious whether this is supported or not.
I can't find a tutorial that shows me how to edit an existing Groovy script.
Even http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/training/demos/Groovy_Specific_Support/Groovy_Specific_Support.html jumps right in the middle.
It seems that you need to create a project first, and then create the script in the context of the project.
Why is this an issue? Because the scripts I am editing are in an existing directory structure. It is not desireable to clutter this structure with IDE-related files.
I hope there is a way to use IDEA in this situation.
Thanks for your suggestions and advice!