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Writing IntelliJ plugins for fun and profit

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This talk is a demo of LivePlugin, an IntelliJ plugin for writing plugins at runtime. All examples are written in Groovy programming language and should be easy to understand for anyone familiar with Java 8, Scala, etc. The goal is to show how to write IntelliJ plugins so that you can do it yourself and have fun.

Overall, the idea is that modern IDEs are more difficult to extend that they should be, e.g. see Martin Fowler's post about Internal Reprogrammability ( This is an attempt to fix it, so that writing plugins is so easy that you could it every day.

Find out more about LivePlugin here (

About Dimitri:

Dmitry has been programming and trying to get better at it since DOS times; he is currently working with Java and JVM languages.

The talk will start at 6:30 but there will be drinks and nibble provided by the fine folks at Equal Experts

30 Brock Street, NW1 3FG · London