Welcome to CodeGym In this video, we’ll show you how to install CodeGym’s IntelliJ IDEA plugin. To allows students to complete CodeGym tasks in “combat conditions” similar to real working conditions we developed a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA one of the most popular development environments. With one click, you can use our plugin you can get a task list submit a task for verification, and see a list of requirements and recommendations for your solution To access the plugin, you must first get to the third level of the our course. Let’s go to the lessons page, and open the second lesson of the third level. It’s called “Connecting IntelliJ IDEA” Find and click the “Download plugin” link. Find and click the “Download plugin” link. After it downloads, start IntelliJ IDEA Select the File menu ->Settings, and then in the left column find the “Plugins” menu item Click the “Install plugin from disk” button Open the folder where you downloaded the plugin It has a very long name: CodeGymIdeaPlugin.jar Select it, and click OK A “Restart IntelliJ IDEA” button appears on the right side of the window. Click it The development environment then asks us if we really want to restart the application to activate the plugin Click Exit IDEA restarts As you can see, a group of six buttons has appeared at the top These are needed for IntelliJ IDEA to communicate with the CodeGym platfor If you see these buttons, everything’s as it should be and the plugin is installed Now, let’s go over how to use the plugin First, we’ll open the list of available tasks If you’re doing this for the first time, you’ll see the “Change project” window It prompts you to download the CodeGymTasks project Select or create a folder to store the project After the download is complete you’ll see simple instructions with explanations about what each of the plugin’s buttons does Now, let’s do a task Open the list of available tasks Select one from the list and click OK We have two tabs one with the task conditions and a second, called “Cat”, for your solution Let’s submit the program for verification Click the Verify button Since we didn’t write a single line of code, the program fails the test As you can see, the virtual mentor lists the reasons why this happened and gives recommendations on how to fix the problems Now, let’s submit the completed task for verification Everything is great: the task passed the test and we earned some dark matter Another plugin feature is the ability to check your code style Let’s see how that works As you can see, the written code complies with generally accepted standards If you get confused while doing a task or you did something wrong and think it would be easier to start again from scratch press the reset button Any progress you’ve made in your solution will be undone If you want to discuss the task solution with other students, click the “I” button The CodeGym community website will open If you feel you can’t solve it without help, feel free to click the question mark button. This will take you to our special website And that’s all for today This has been your CodeGym team Over and out. Good luck with finding the correct solutions quickly!

Installing the CodeGym plugin for IntelliJ IDEA
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2 thoughts on “Installing the CodeGym plugin for IntelliJ IDEA

  • March 14, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    how to do it in mac ?

  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am

    You guys aren't bad at all.


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