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Using the IntelliJ IDEA plugin

IntelliJ IDEA from JetBrains is another IDE we can use to develop applications. Gradle has the IDEA plugin to generate the project files for IntelliJ IDEA. This means we can simply open the project in IntelliJ IDEA. The dependencies are set correctly so as to compile the project in the IDE. In this section, we will see how we can generate those files and customize file generation.

IntelliJ IDEA supports a folder-based and file-based format for the project files. The IDEA plugin generates files for the file-based format. The file format for the project files is XML. The workspace project file has the extension .iws and contains personal settings. The project information is stored in a file with extension .ipr. The ...

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