Quarkus is a Kubernetes-native Java framework mainly aimed at building microservices. IntelliJ IDEA provides the following:
Coding assistance specific to Quarkus
A dedicated project creation wizard based on code.quarkus.io
A dedicated run configuration for Quarkus applications.
Create a new Quarkus project
Launch IntelliJ IDEA.
If the Welcome screen opens, click New Project.
Otherwise, from the main menu, select.
Click to enter the URL of the service that you want to use, or leave the default one.
Select the JDK that you want to use in your project.
If the JDK is installed on your computer, but not defined in the IDE, select Add JDK and specify the path to the JDK home directory.
If you don't have the necessary JDK on your computer, select Download JDK.
Configure project metadata: select a language, a build tool, and specify an artifact ID.
If you want to build your project on a Java version different from your project JDK version, you can select it here.
From the Extensions list, select the necessary options and click Finish.
The generated project contains a REST endpoint named
ExampleResource with the following code:
You can open the Endpoints tool window ( ) and see this endpoint:
Run the Quarkus application
IntelliJ IDEA creates a Quarkus run configuration that executes the necessary Maven goal or Gradle task.
Select the Quarkus run configuration in the main toolbar and click or press Shift+F10.
Alternatively, you can press Alt+Shift+F10 and select the necessary run configuration.
If successful, you should see the output log in the Run tool window.
By default, the application starts on http://localhost:8080. Open this address in a web browser to see the Quarkus landing page:
If you open the
http://localhost:8080/hello endpoint, you will see the string
The default configuration runs your Quarkus application in development mode, which enables background compilation. For example, you can change the string returned by the
hello() method in the
ExampleResource class to
Hello from a modified Quarkus endpoint and you will see this new string after you refresh
http://localhost:8080/hello without restarting your application.
Debug the Quarkus application
To debug a running Quarkus application, attach the debugger to it.
Set a breakpoint in your code.
For example, you can set it on the line with the
returnstatement in the
From the main menu, select.
From the list of Java processes, select the process of your Quarkus application.
If successful, IntelliJ IDEA will open the Debug tool window with the established debugger connection.
Now open http://localhost:8080/hello to call the
hello()method. The debugger should stop at the breakpoint just before returning the greeting string.
In the Debug tool window, click F9 to continue the execution and return the string to the web browser.
To detach the debugger, click Ctrl+F2. This does not stop the actual application process, only detaches the debugger from it.