IntelliJ plugin development

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Introduction to plugin development.
General information and best practices to build IntelliJ plugins.


Plugin initialization on startup.
The different ways to run code when an IntelliJ plugin is initialized or after a project is opened.


Tracking file and document editors.
How to track file and document editors in your IntelliJ plugin.
Writing a postfix completion provider.
How to add your own custom postfix completion template to your IntelliJ plugin.

Custom language development

File Type Detection in IntelliJ.
How to detect the file type based on the file's content.
Caching in PSI elements.
How to cache lazily initialized data in your PSI elements.