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One-time install

  • Install IntelliJ IDEA. The free Community Edition works fine.
  • Install the La Clojure plugin:
    • Prefereneces/Plugins/Available, select La Clojure, right click and download the plugin.
  • Install the Git Integration plugin if it is not already installed.
  • Restart IDEA.

To checkout a project from git

  • Choose Version Control|Checkout From Version Control|Git. Fill in the repository URL, and the name of the parent directory you want.
  • Choose “Yes” for create IDEA project, and then:
    • Import Project from external model
    • Choose Maven if given choice of models
    • Accept all the defaults (click “Next” a bunch of times.)
  • Wait for maven to download dependencies.
  • Choose Tools|Clojure REPL|Add new Clojure REPL to launch a REPL on your project.

To open an existing maven-based project

  • Choose File|New Project, and select “Import project from external model.”
  • Choose “Maven” model type.
  • Fill in the Root directory at the top of the big dialog that appears.
  • Accept the defaults (click “Next” a bunch of times).
  • Choose Tools|Clojure REPL|Add new Clojure REPL to launch a REPL on your project.
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  1. Aug 27, 2011

    I made a screencast of how to install IntelliJ and La Clojure:

    Installing IntelliJ and La Clojure

    It is completely introductory and assumes no prior knowledge of Clojure or IntelliJ

    1. Mar 02, 2012

      Hi James,

      thanks for this  screencast and the one about Leiningen. Really helpful for newbies!

      Now, would it be possible to create a follow-up screencast showing how to combine these tools? (You promised Smile)