Running and Debugging Groovy Scripts
Running Groovy scripts
In IntelliJ IDEA, you can run and debug Groovy scripts using the regular procedures:
Besides executing a Groovy script with the permanent run/debug configuration, you can use a temporary one, which is available at the context menu of a script:
Validating Groovy scripts located in resource directories
Starting with the IntelliJ IDEA version 2016.3 you can validate Groovy scripts that are located in resource roots.
- Select directories for which you want to start the build.
- On the main menu, select Build | Groovy Resources.
- In the drop-down list select Build Resources.
IntelliJ IDEA starts the incremental build for the files located in the resource directories.
Use Rebuild Resources for re-compiling. Note that all files in the project are compiled or recompiled excluding the ones that are specifically excluded from the Validation.
Evaluating Groovy expression
- Launch the debugger session, as described in the section Debugging.
- When you reach a breakpoint, where you want to evaluate expression, press Alt+F8.
- In the Code Fragment Evaluation dialog box, select Groovy from the Language drop-down list, type the desired expression, and click Evaluate: