Back to a Text Editor

Spinning up on Groovy on Grails I pulled down the new 1.1 release. Started up a quick new project in my IDE. Change out my local GRAILS_HOME environment variable and it’s off to the races. After a number of strange errors I realized the IDE wasn’t quite updated to the 1.1 changes. I knew TextMate had Grails and Groovy support. It’s my default editor for Ruby so why not Groovy. It did take a minute to realize the svn repository for TextMate bundles had moved from:


An open TextMate window, a terminal session and a pretty minimized browser and I can fit everything in a single 17″ window on my MacBook Pro. So far no issues and time spent messing with the IDE. Simplicity is inviting.