At our project we are using the builder pattern to create objects. However this was taking a lot of time and typing to generate the builder. Nico mentioned there was already an existing plugin for IntelliJ (IntelliJ is our default IDE for doing Java development). The naming convention of the plugin was just a bit different, so not ideal.
Nico said the plugin was opensource, so I had a look. It was true, so hence I forked, patched and made a pull request. I’ve read a lot about it, but actually never did it myself. I’ve done many clones to just build or patch things, but actually never came around to forking,patching and creating the pull request.
Hopefully it will get accepted and put in the official plugin for IntelliJ. This would then be my first contribution that could run inside IntelliJ 🙂
Anyway, I’m not sure that it gets accepted. Hence I’ll put the jar online here. You can download it and install it. Builder-Generator It should work. If not give me a shout and I’ll lower the minimum level of the IntelliJ version.
The github repository fork can be found here:
Keep in mind this is a small patch, Michal did the heavy lifting. You can find the original repo here : https://github.com/mjedynak/Builder-Generator