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Overview

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IntelliJ IDEA is a full-featured IDE for productive Java and Kotlin development

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Eclipse IDE is an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) that supports the development of Java-based applications....

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  • Web-based
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User reviews

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Pros

I love that you can use a free version that’s extremely capable and buy the paid for version for some extra useful features and integration with other services and software like databases.
It makes the whole process a delight for developers that don't have to care about integrating this tool with some others like builders or version controllers. All is already included here.
Jet Brains makes wonderful IDEs as it is, but IntelliJ IDEA is the best one I've used of theirs and on top of that, its the best IDE for Java that I've used.

Pros

The Auto Doc Features, Inbuilt Console, Now the Dark Mode made eclipse a good Ide to work on. I recommend to fellows for working on it and the Best Part It's Free.
This is the best IDE for professional developers with ease of access to all the configurations and API integration.
So for different projects and different languages you do not need to switch the IDE. Really loved it and really recommend using it.

Cons

I commonly have problems with lag if the program has different aspects that make it heavy. Other than that, there’s not much I don’t like.
Sometimes when it lost connection (access token) to github it randomly asks for the password again, without giving proper context.
At this point I don't think there are any features that I think are missing.

Cons

Setting up of eclipse is a tad tiresome. If you are not used to use this IDE, it will be hard to understand the project explorer.
Uses more RAM and becomes slow. Difficult to use for languages other than Java.
Nothing to dislike but it not support web development and it takes more memory location.
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Key features

  • Total features27
  • API
  • Change Management
  • Code Development
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • For Developers
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Offline Access
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Development
  • Total features13
  • API
  • Change Management
  • Code Development
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • For Developers
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Offline Access
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Development

Integrations

  • Total integrations39
  • Bitbucket
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Trello
  • Twilio
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations2
  • Bitbucket
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Trello
  • Twilio
  • WordPress
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IntelliJ IDEA

Java IDE

Reviewed 5 years ago

I just migrated from Eclipse IDE to Intellij Idea and was really happy about the UX compared to Eclipse. I all so much smooth with a great UI.

Pros

The support of Java and his functionality compared to Eclipse IDE

Cons

really complicated to create an artifact that works well

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IntelliJ IDEA

Better than Eclipse

Reviewed 6 years ago

Best IDE that I have worked with coming from eclipse.

Pros

Out of the box it seems to have everything you need without having to get tons of plugins like eclipse, to some it may seem bloated but to me it was just right. I liked the layout of the IDE and of course the syntax highlighting was nice and clear.

Cons

It is a bit resource intensive when compiling it sometimes takes up your whole cpu. On occassion it kinda just stops but does not seem to lose anything seems to be limitation of my computer but not sure yet.

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Deepanshu J.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

One of the best IDE for Java

Reviewed 3 years ago

- It has been so far great, robust IDE, better than eclipse, low memory consumption. Faster.

Pros

- Its theme and availability of thousands of extensions made it really unique from other IDE's like eclips.

Cons

The build is quite slow, When building from the command line, that's faster than what we build from IntelliJ Idea

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IntelliJ IDEA review

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall it is an awesome software which understands the need for software developers. The above-mentioned features surely help developers with all of their day to day work.

Pros

Provides a lot of features like in-built decompiler, advanced debugging and code coverage, auto-save etc. It is also really easy to use and is free. Works great for java development. Provides support for various plugins.

Cons

Not the best IDE for working with scripting languages like javascript. If you are switching from an IDE like eclipse debugging could feel a little different sometimes.

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Lawrence S.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Fully featured IDE for Java

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, the features of this IDE cannot be beat with any other Java IDE, say goodbye to Atom, Eclipse, Netbeans, and WSAD.

Pros

If you do any kind of Java development, it would make your life so much better if you used IntelliJ IDEA to code on. The keyboard shortcuts navigation is quite possibly the best feature of IntelliJ IDEA! It allows you to easily navigate between files without having to take your hands off of the keyboard.

Cons

If it would be anything, it's the fact that this software is not free; although I would have to say that the features by itself offsets the costs in licensing this software.

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Satyadev S.

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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IntelliJ IDEA

Best Salesforce IDE

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

This is the best Salesforce IDE. I have tried a lot of IDEs for Salesforce including eclipse official plugin, Sublime Text with Mavensmate. But this is better than eclipse.

Cons

A minor usability hit of using IntelliJ is that the compile file shortcut will skip your music to the next song on macOS (Cmd + Shift + F9)

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Zhongyu Z.

Information Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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the final choice of java web app IDE

Reviewed 3 years ago

Super good. Once switched from Eclipse, never turn back.

Pros

Very robust and comprehensive shortcuts, ease of use, more stable debugging compared to other IDE like eclipse.

Cons

inconsistent behavior from time to time and it's fixed after restart

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Flavio V.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ Eclipsed Eclipse

Reviewed 3 years ago

The agility for developing, executing, debugging, browsing applications source code is awesome! Definitely it eclipsed Eclipse IDE.

Pros

IntelliJ is very light, fast to open, fast to search, compilation on the fly is painless. Building your application does not block you to continue working on other stuff. So, the most attractive aspect of IntelliJ is its agility. We used Eclipse for a very long time but now more than 90% of our development teams adopted IntelliJ.

Cons

Some of the search mechanisms are not so intuitive to use as the ones provided in Eclipse for example.

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Vijay K.

Internet, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Good IDE for software developers

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I have been using Intellij for last one year. I had used eclipse earlier. Intellij is indeed smart and very good UI. Programming in Intellij would not make you feel bored. Inbuilt maven and server support is another plus.

Cons

First of all, you have to pay for this IDE vs eclipse is free. There is a bit of learning curve if you are switching from eclipse. It will require more memory.

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Bugra S.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

I migrated from eclipse to this ide to develop and learn java code and I am quite satisfied

Pros

The interface is quite simple, there is no complexity, you can give your full attention while writing code and the dark mode is very successful.

Cons

In general, the code is slow to run, but the running time of a complex and long code and a simple code is almost the same. In other ideas, simple codes run fast, complex and long codes take longer time than intellij.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Huge Java Productivity Boost

Reviewed 4 years ago

IntelliJ IDEA is the de facto industry standard IDE for a reason. Despite the Ultimate version not being free, this IDE is much better in my opinion than the free alternatives (major competitors being Eclipse, NetBeans).

Pros

Intellisense is the best out of all of the IDEs I've tried Coding suggestions have helped me avoid common pitfalls or simplify code Project search for symbols, methods, etc is very effective and quick Support for multiple programming languages outside of just Java, including JS/React/Angular, Python, etc through extensive plugin integration

Cons

Expensive commercial license, though the free license can also be used for commercial use for non-web projects Uses a lot of memory so it requires a machine with a lot of RAM

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YASHASWI R.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Great IDE for Java Developers

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall experience with IntelliJ IDEA is very good and better than Eclipse. I found it as one of the best IDE for Java development.

Pros

It provides amazing intelligent features that suggest and helps in completing development tasks. It also provides many useful plugin features, debugging features and version control integration.

Cons

Some plugins eats up huge amount of memory and slows down the processing. Powerful system is required to incorporate all its features.

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Prasun S.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Developing software and writing code has never been this easy

Reviewed 4 years ago

One of the best IDE out there. All the features makes you forget any other IDE (for me it was Eclipse). I have installed the PyCharm to work with Python as well as CLion for C++. All the products by Jet Brains are marvellous engineered products.

Pros

The way everything has been integrated and how smooth most plugins are. And the software for Mac is very fast. My fav feature with this while working on Kotlin is the way they provide auto complete. It autocompletes the industry standard variable name. I love the terminal provided by IntelliJ IDEA. I used to hate them in the Eclipse for some reason I still am not able to contemplate. Duplicate code detection is another powerful feature and very helpful for me.

Cons

Nothing as of now. I was using Eclipse for a long time and I am seriously falling in love with piece of engineering

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IntelliJ IDEA

Amazing IDE for testing Automation

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

A work as a tester doing automation -Debbug and inspect code is amazing with this IDE -It useless resources than Eclipse -Works great with: Java and jbheave, Grails and cucumber, Javascript and nightwatch

Cons

It does not have as many plugin like Eclipse It is not a complete open source tool Maybe the price is a little bit expensive

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Roshish S.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

An amazing IDE for Java Development

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

During my time in college learning Java, there were two IDE I could choose, Eclipse and ItelliJ. I would choose ItelliJ over Eclipse any day of the week. It was really intuitive and help me learn Java really quick. The debugger and the refactoring features were one of the many features that helped me save time.

Cons

The IDE can be really resource-intensive. I had a quite a powerful laptop but it would still sometimes slow it down. Would not recommend it to people with old hardwares.

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IntelliJ IDEA

Fantastic Java IDE for users of all skill levels - One of my favorites.

Reviewed 7 years ago

A quick and robust tool fo all things Java. The publisher also makes several other equally great products for all development disciplines.

Pros

One of the most fluid IDEs I have used. I am not much of a Java developer, but this was the platform that introduced me to all of Jet Brains great IDEs. This is a fully functional IDE; not just some lite kit or sample. In addition, the Community Edition is completely FREE with no strings attached. Highly recommend this for both learners and professional Java developers. Jet Brains is also very good about keeping the interface consistent between their IDEs, and so this is also a good starter product if you want to branch out your skill set like I have.

Cons

It is hard to find fault, really. Every IDE has its quirks and features, and most of the decision making comes down to preference. I started with Jet Brains and so I am inclined to use this product over, lets say a Microsoft equivalent (like Visual Studio) or another Java IDE like Eclipse.

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Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

I wish i found this software earlier

Reviewed 3 years ago

A really amazing IDE if youre someone who codes in JAVA.

Pros

Just the dark theme itself is a pro over the boring UI of the eclipse IDE. Moreover, the buttery smooth performance of IntelliJ makes it a winner in my book. Oh and the plugins available is just a cherry on top.

Cons

It takes a bit of time getting used to when switching from eclipse. The shortcuts are not really standardised for the IDEs available so that becomes an issue sometimes.

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Bernard d.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Actually powerful

Reviewed 4 years ago

Dev is easier? it's integrated with all your dev environment and supports loads of features

Pros

I've beenusing Eclipse for years before switching to IntelliJ. I really thought it was just another IDE untill I starded using it and found loads of great features I wouldn't have imagined before that automate and facilitate dev's job

Cons

Well the only disadvantage I could find is that it's not free but it's a small one when you see the time you gain

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Oliver P.

Used daily for 2+ years

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IntelliJ IDEA

An outstanding IDE for developers from developers with rock solid features.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It used it as professional alternative to the mighty Eclipse IDE since 2008 and couldn't be happier as java EE and JavaScript developer. Every detail is polished and just works. The inspector literally educates novice developer and prevents errors. The structure to navigate through the code e.g cascaded maven multi module projects works like a charm. I don't know any better java IDE on the market.

Cons

- The lack of innovative plugins as available in tools like visual code. - The licrense server process to fetch a license ticket for 8 hours or so is cumbersome. Makes it hard to work at the clients place because you might not be able to renew the license through their network.

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Dulvin W.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Awesome IDE for your daily JAVA related development

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am very pleased with IntelliJ IDEA after moving from Eclipse. Which is also a great tool but I love how smooth IntelliJ IDEA runs on my MacBook Pro. This is one of the best experience I have with an IDE

Pros

I like how intelligently it suggests, and it's features which include awesome code completions, as well as intuitive way to integrate plugins for different tools. It also includes gigantic amount of shortcuts, when you're familiar with them makes your day to day life pretty easy. Attractive interface along with the debugging capabilities for JAVA makes this the go to tool for any developer. This also has version control included, which smoothens the process of a Software developer by a great deal

Cons

Some plugins take huge amount of memory, so if you're on a machine which does not have enough power, you might not get the fullest experience. Hence you're encouraged to use a powerful machine for this Extremely Helpful software to run properly

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Nakul S.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Best (but costly) IDE

Reviewed 7 years ago

I have used Netbeans, Eclipse, Xcode and IntelliJ Idea. IntelliJ Idea is the most easy to use IDE I have come across. It is a bit costly but if you have a student email, you can get a good discount.

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Gaurav Y.

201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Best IDE for Java Development

Reviewed 6 years ago

It helps me working faster. Since I have start using this IDE I don't have to look into small things as those all are done by IDE itself.

Pros

For java development, it is the best IDE I have ever used. It has some really cool feature like Gradle build system, Maven project management. One of the feature that I really is the code generation. Other feature like importing the eclipse project is something really good.

Cons

I don't see any cons of this IDE but if you are new to java you shouldn't be using this. As this IDE does, lot of work by itself that you will fail to learn the basic of the language.

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Prasuk D.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Easy, lightweight and amazing

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

- You need not to learn using this IDE unlike other IDEs like Eclipse and Netbeans. - Loads really fast compared to other IDEs. - Can draw UML diagrams directly on the basis of code. - I used it for Ansible code formatting and it was great working with it.

Cons

- I have used this software for less than a year and haven't found any cons as such yet.

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Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I used this IDE for one of my first projects. It has more tools and can be integrated well with svn.

Cons

I don't hate it but it is somewhat difficult to use compared to Eclipse. Eclipse is more widely used and has more help available online as well.

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Hetal P.

Banking, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Modern technology

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Easy for development and integration with other tool. More flexible , reliable to work on daily basis.

Cons

Just debugging is not as friendly than eclipse.

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Pavol R.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Eclipse IDE

Great if you don’t want to spend money on IntelliJ products

Reviewed 3 years ago

This is definitely the best free IDE that you can get, but it does not come near any other commercial products like IntelliJ IDEA. I would actually recommend working with community version of IDEA rather than Eclipse. Even if you are a learning developer start with free trial of IntelliJ instead. You won’t have to learn new controls when you eventually switch to IDEA in your first paid job.

Pros

Versatile tool that supports many languages. It is free and a lot of plugins are free as well, which makes it a powerful IDE for also some serious work. It is open-source, so there are many great projects based on Eclipse. From the usage point of view it is fine, but it does not have the UX of a commercial product.

Cons

I had a lot of issues with stability and various bugs which caused me days to find out. They were highly specific, but still it is something that hindered me a lot. Free plugins are of various quality and usually will make the stability issues worse.

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Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Eclipse IDE

Con gli anni è peggiorato

Reviewed a year ago

Da un anno l'ho abbandonato dopo anni che lo utilizzavo, non è più affidabile come una volta, almeno per come lo uso io

Pros

Per il debugging è migliore rispetto a IntelliJ

Cons

Meno robusto di IntelliJ, a volte rilevo comportamenti inspiegabili e irrisolvibili

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Mukeshkumar J.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Eclipse is a popular and widely used open source IDE for JAVA development

Reviewed a year ago

Overall experience with Eclipse IDE is good for JAVA code devlopment work. It's free and good plugins library available for customization. Look and feel can be little better though. Resource usage on machine needs to be improved. Need to make it more lightweight with smooth performance.

Pros

It is an open source Integrated Development Environment tool , so it is free to use. Lots of plugins are available in eclipse market place to customize the IDE as per our needs. Good support for Spring based application , servers like tomcat. Good Debugging Features , specially for Java code development. Simple to use IDE.

Cons

It is very resource intensive. so sometimes it makes the machine slow and consumes high CPU and memory. The look and feel is little outdated as compared to commercial IDE's like Intellij Idea. Apart from that, overall the IDE is good for cost effective software development

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Benjamin S.

Primary/Secondary Education, 201-500 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Eclipse IDE

A functional free editor

Reviewed 4 years ago

Eclipse is a functional editor that has its quirks. There are better alternatives available - but not for the price

Pros

Lots of integrations available depending which tech stack you are using for development

Cons

IDE stability and refactoring is not as good as other paid software like IntelliJ

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Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Eclipse IDE user review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Good software for a new designer and easy to use to write software code on day to day basis

Pros

Very easy to use for a new person , who is trying to write software code. Easy to use the UI forms and navigate from files , projects etc..

Cons

Lack of new feature and feature richness compared to new age IDE like IntelliJ should be improved

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Zhongyu Z.

Information Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Eclipse IDE

Good IDE for beginners or a team that's already using it or STS.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Used it for 10+ years until I found IntelliJ and can't ever switch back to Eclipse so there you know which one is the better IDE. Unless you have to use STS, I would stay with IntelliJ

Pros

the eclipse marketplace and abundant plugins.

Cons

debugging can be nightmare if customizing the settings files didn't go smoothely.

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Amjed A.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

I use this application to finish coding tasks from java programming specialization.

Pros

I used this application to complete a java programming course on coursera, and it is very useful.

Cons

Personally, I prefer the IntelliJ IDE for development because it is more feature-rich and efficient.

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Bugra S.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

I started using this when I started developing Java and switched to another ide because I didn't like its interface.

Pros

It provides an excellent environment for developing Java I would continue to use it if it wasn't for Intellij

Cons

its interface is a bit complicated and it asks a lot of questions when opening new projects this bored me and i stopped using it

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Maha S.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Eclipse IDE: The Traditional IDE for Professional Java Development

Reviewed a year ago

I was an Eclipse user for developing Java desktop and server-side applications. I migrated to Apache NetBeans for a better user experience.

Pros

My main use of Eclipse is in the field of Java desktop and server-side development on Linux and MAC. Eclipse provides basic IDE services for Java developers which augments code auto-completion (not very responsive/intelligent), debugging, unit testing, and profiling services that supports rapid application development on the desktop. I used Eclipse for developing Servlet, JSP, and EJB server-side code...

Cons

Eclipse is still lagging in terms of code autocompletion compared to other popular Java IDEs such as Apache NetBeans and IntelliJ IDEA. Many developers are migrating from Eclipse to those IDE due to this reason. Eclipse will surely stay as the legacy Java IDE especially that the Eclipse project is adding support for other programming environments other than Java, but the user base is definitely not as large as it was in the previous 10 years or so.

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Xin M.

Computer Games, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Eclipse IDE

Classic open source generic IDE for multiple purpose

Reviewed 2 years ago

before IntelliJ, it is the best Java tool, but now the Eclipse IDE is only used for some special scenario such as some domain tool which is based on the eclipse.

Pros

eclipse is open source project which is not only design for Java, but also other. there are lots of tools that based on the Eclipse original IDE. the IDE is totally free and use plugin to enhance function

Cons

1. easy get error by some environment and plugins 2. it miss some func such as global UI shortcut control 3. git UI tool not easy to use

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Jagathi Harshitha A.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Eclipse IDE

Best IDE for Java development

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Most suitable for java and spring boot development. It has multiple plugins and easy integration with Git. This IDE is developer-friendly and debugging is easier compared to others. Errors and possible solutions will be shown which makes developer's life easier.

Cons

Missing few features which are available in Intellij. Sometimes it takes more time to load and requires reboots. Uses more RAM and becomes slow. Difficult to use for languages other than Java.

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Music, self-employed

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Switched to Software With Better User Experience / GUI

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall the benefits of it being free and having lots of basic tutorials available did not outweigh the issues of the user interface and poor experience. I decided to go with IntelliJ IDE and was much happier overall.

Pros

As a former user, I'd say that the biggest benefits of Eclipse (while I used it) were the low price and the dearth of web content on using it. I was exploring Java applets as a tool in handling some internal tasks on a Intranet, so I wasn't even sure whether Java was the right choice for me. Being able to fire up a free yet capable IDE and follow some tutorials allowed me to test my proof of concept fairly quickly.

Cons

What led me to go with another product (IntelliJ IDEA) was the fact that the user interface and experience are just not enjoyable. The approach to debugging is very convoluted. I don't code very often, so at first I assumed it was normal. After trying a few other IDEs I realized that the whole Debug View approach seemed needlessly complicated, as a layperson. The UI is not very presentable, and it has some delays in refactoring and displaying that perhaps are a side effect of it being needlessly complex. Also, the dearth of tutorials and plugins were good at first but then I ran into the issue that the software is changing so much that the tutorials and plugins were oftentimes irrelevant or rendered obsolete.

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vito d.

Telecommunications, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Non male ma c è di meglio

Reviewed a year ago

Ho iniziato ad utilizzarlo a livello scolastico, e devo dire che fin li nessun problem, ma poi quando inizi a lavorare e creare progetti più grandi iniziano a sorgere un po di preoblemi, ed è per questo che poi sono passato ad IntelliJ.

Pros

Buone funzionalità per quanto riguarda lo sviluppo Java, e per per un ide che può essere utilizzato gratuitamente almeno per l'inizio va bene. Inoltre fornisce un'ampia gamma di funzionalità come l'installazione e la compilazione di progetti Maven/Gradle all'interno dell'IDE

Cons

Uno dei più grandi problemi che affligge Eclipse è senza dubbio il debug e la grande quantità di memorica che utilizza.

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Computer Software, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Eclipse IDE

A No Brainer choice to start Development with

Reviewed 2 years ago

I had been in teams which use Eclipse IDE for backend development of the projects, integrating with Git, pushing the code, triggering pipelines and for debugging issues. It has been a great experience to load projects, create sub projects even with modern frameworks but as the world evolves, flavours like spring toolsuite have taken over for framework specific projects

Pros

For any mid-large tier company / individuals who start their development journey, eclipse is the best fit out there to help them onboard, pamper and make them learn. From basics to advanced users, eclipse is definitely a right choice for backend development . Also the responses, notifications eclipse gives are very contextual and always developer focussed. For test automation framework projects as well, eclipse does a great job

Cons

Lack of innovation since 2 releases - almost every feature being rolled out is just minor enhancement and that is one of the reason for many to adpot IntelliJ as the choice for IDE. Also eclipse start up time, loading projects from cache has not been improved since many years and it is definitely a concern for the modern systems

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Christopher S.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great IDE without the high price tag

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I like Eclipse and have had a positive experience. It is an inexpensive option that performs at a high level.

Pros

What I like most about the Eclipse IDE is the different profiles depending on the type of development being done. If you're using java, that's the profile is pretty much standard. If you're using Spring you can launch your server directly within the IDE. In addition there are plenty of add-on's that can be downloaded from the market place.

Cons

What I liked least is the lack of shortcuts out of the box. I've used other IDE's like InteliJ and the added shortcuts make things way more efficient; nonetheless, Intellij can be rather expensive when compared to an open sourced option like Eclipse. The fact that you can get Eclipse IDE without a monthly subscription makes the lack of shortcuts seem like a frivolous complaint.