Apache Camel Intellij IDEA plugin
Plugin for Intellij IDEA to provide a set of Apache Camel related capabilities to the code editor.
The plugin includes:
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When the plugin becomes more complete and stable then the intention is to donate the source code to Apache Software Foundation to be included out of the box at Apache Camel.
However currently the code is located at github to allow faster and wider collaboration in the community.
Apache Camel IDEA pluginis available from Jetbrains Plugin Repository at: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/idea/plugin/9371-apache-camel-idea-plugin
You should be able to install the plugin from within IDEA plugin manager. Open the
Preferencemenu and select
Plugins. Click the
Apache Camel IDEA pluginis not available in the plugin list. From there you should be able to browse all the plugins from the Jetbrains remote plugin repository.
Currently the plugin is editing Java endpoints in Java source code.
You can open any Camel example which uses Java code, such as
camel-example-spring-bootan select the
MySpringBootRouterroute class and position the cursor on any of the Camel endpoints after the '?' mark and press
ctrl + space.
Currently its only endpoint options in the URI query section which can be edited. Its planned to add support for editing the options in the URI context-path section as well.
The plugin comes with a preference where you can configure global settings for the plugin such as turning on or off the real time validation in the editor, or whether to show the Camel icon in the gutter, etc. If you want to change the default preferences open the
Languages & Frameworksand
Apache Camel. Here are screenshots of it:
The Camel IDEA plugin currently requires IDEA 2016.2 or newer. If you are using a older version of IDEA and still want to try the plugin, follow the guide here
IDEA provides more information about their SDK versions here: http://www.jetbrains.org/intellij/sdk/docs/basics/gettingstarted/buildnumber_ranges.html
You can build the plugin from source code, which requires to setup IDEA for plugin development.
You can follow the guide from Jetbrains here: http://www.jetbrains.org/intellij/sdk/docs/basics/gettingstarted/settingup_environment.html
To be able to browse the IDEA SDK source code you can clone the IDEA community source code, as described in the guide above. I did this so I can peak inside their source code, because you need this to find out how to hook into various IDEA APIs which is massive and takes longer time to figure out to use. Sadly Jetbrains are not very good at documenting their APIs with neither javadoc, or documentation to their own plugins. However with some trial and run you can find out bit by bit.
Importing the project into IntelliJ as plug-in only require you choose ìmport from external model` and select gradle
Important : if you are using the Ultimate version you can set a gradle property in your gradle.propertiesintellij_type=IU
- Open your IDEA
- Create a new project from existing source
- Select the "camel-idea-plugin" location
- Import project from external module and select Gradle
- Press next until you hit the page "Please select the project SDK"
- Press the "+" and add new "IntelliJ Platform Plugin project"
- Press next and finish
- Open the "Module Settings" and select the tab "Plug-in Deployment"
- Make sure the path to the "META-INF/plugin.xml" point to the "src/main/resources/" directory
The plugin is tested with
IDEA 2016.2or newer, but if you want to try with a older version you can follow this guide
- Follow the guide build from source
- Change the attribute incamel-idea-plugin/src/main/resources/META-INF/plugin.xmlto match the version. please see document for build number description
- Build the source withmvn install
- The new plugin zip filecamel-idea-plugin--SNAPSHOT.jaris located incamel-idea-plugin/target
- Install the plugin from disk in IDEA preferences
After completing all steps and if everything is setup correctly, then you can launch the plugin by running the gradle task
runIdeand for building and running test run the gradle task
You can also launch the plugin in debug mode where you can put breakpoints in the source code. This is very handy to debug the code and find issues. However for code changes you need to stop and start the plugin again.
Running the IntelliJ unit test from gradle with the community version
We love contributions. And anyone is welcome to join and hack on the code. For code changes you can submit github PRs (pull requests) which anyone can review and get merged into the code base.
For people who hack more on the code, can be granted commit rights.
You should be willing to provide any code changes under the ASF license and that the code later will be donated to Apache Software Foundation to be included out of the box at Apache Camel. If you are not willing to accept this, then we are sorry, but then any code contributions cannot be accepted.
Jetbrains provides a FAQ for the IDEA SDK which is massive and takes time to learn.
They also provide a forum for API Plugin Development. - https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200366979-IntelliJ-IDEA-Open-API-and-Plugin-Development
For Gitter Channel - https://gitter.im/IntelliJ-Plugin-Developers
We created a FAQ page to help other developers with common errors when working with the plugin sources.
The issue tracker has a list of tickets with items to implement. This can be a good place to look for stuff you can help with. We have labeled the beginner tickets with
Also we love feedback and you are welcome to log tickets about issues, ideas, etc.
We will post various screen shots of the plugin in the img directory which you can browse.