Adding Groovy Support to Eclipse Mars 4.5

The short answer:

  1. Open Eclipse
  2. Select the menu: Help->Install new software…
  3. Click the Add… button
  4. Enter for the name and URL
  5. Select groovy packages and install

The longer answer is that that since Pivotal Software has dropped funding for Groovy there is a bit of a transition period and things aren’t as easy to find as they used to be. I also no longer find using STS as beneficial since a quick install to get running was the goal and if I have to install Groovy support separately moving forward with STS too then why not use the standard Eclipse app?