Installing Grails & Intellij Idea under Ubuntu 13.04

It’s been a couple of years since I did a fresh install of Ubuntu and my Grails development environment. This post provides a walk-though of the steps to install Grails and Intellij Idea on ubuntu 13.04. I’m using Xubuntu, Grails 2.2.3, Intellij Idea 10 (with Groovy & Grails support).

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Grails Development Environment and Tools

I first started developing with Grails in late 2009 based on a recommendation from a friend at large technology company that was developing a big project with it.  Also based on his recommendation, I Intellij Idea as the IDE for my Grails development. I developed a few tools for my own use and then moved on to some website projects with Drupal, Joomla and WordPress.

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