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This article discusses how to use the Eclipse IDE with Liferay.
Before you start #
If you haven't already, checkout and build Liferay from source then start Liferay Portal at least once, as described here: Getting started as a Liferay Developer in a few steps
Basic Configuration #
Download and install the Eclipse IDE.
Install Liferay IDE, the official set of Eclipse plugins for Liferay Portal development.
Import the 'portal-master' Eclipse project from source root. It should compile without errors right away.
Debug Liferay on Tomcat from Eclipse #
See main article: Eclipse Debugging Liferay on Tomcat
Run Liferay unit and integration tests from within Eclipse #
See main article: Eclipse Running Liferay tests
Let Eclipse enforce Liferay coding conventions #
See main article: Eclipse and Liferay coding conventions
See Also #
Liferay IDE vs Liferay Developer Studio (TL;DR: LDS is an all-in-one Liferay and Eclipse bundle; LIDE are plugins you install on top of your Eclipse of choice.)