JHipster IDE

JHipster IDE is an Xtext DSL which provides textual editing support of JHipster Domain Language files for popular IDEs and editors such as Eclipse and Visual Studio Code.

The following features are available:

  • Syntax Coloring
  • Error Checking
  • Auto-Completion
  • Formatting
  • Hover Information
  • Mark Occurences
  • Go To Declaration
  • Rename Refactoring
  • Toggle Comments
  • Outline / Structure View
  • Quick Fix Proposals
  • Find References
  • Folding

Furthermore, JHipster IDE generates automatically an UML diagram of the JDL file and provides an integration with the Eclipse terminal shell to call JHipster’s Yeoman generator.

Another nice feature is Xdocker which allows to edit, build and run Docker files and images generated by JHipster directly from the IDE.

The newest version 1.3.x is a maintenance release where we have uplifted the underlying frameworks/tools, improved functionalities and fixed bugs. In this release, we were also able to get rid of Graphviz (see https://graphviz.gitlab.io) as we can now generate “dot graphs” directly in Java. Therefore, the installation of this tool is optional and not anymore required. However, Graphviz is the fastest way for generating diagrams and can still be used if this is an important aspect for you.

Installation Prerequisites

JetBrains IntelliJ

In development but not yet available. We will deliver a first version in the next upcoming release.

Eclipse installation

JHipster IDE is available in the Eclipse Marketplace. The easiest way to install it is to drag the following icon Drag to your running Eclipse workspace to install JHipster IDE on the start page into your Eclipse or just open the marketplace dialog in Eclipse (Help > Eclipse Marketplace…) and search for JHipster.

Eclipse installation

See also this tutorial on Youtube how to install and use the IDE in Eclipse.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code installation

Visual Studio Code installation