Intro to plugin development

Introduction to developing plugins for JetBrains' IntelliJ platform.

Getting into development

To get into the development of IntelliJ plugins, there is an IntelliJ SDK guide. It walks the developer through several stages of developing a custom language plugin. There is a chat on Slack that might give short answers to short questions to plugin developers:

Other plugins’ sources as inspiration

This plugin pulled several ideas from the Markdown plugin for IntelliJ that is now part of the IntelliJ community edition. Clone the GitHub repository for the IntelliJ Community edition and check out the Markdown plugin in particular. There is no need to make the community edition compile, instead use it as a reference and look up example implementations for IntelliJ’s extension point base classes.