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Full-featured IDE for productive Java and Kotlin development

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IntelliJ IDEA Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.7

/5

1.2K

Total features

27

2 categories

IntelliJ IDEA features

API
Change Management
Code Development
Code Editing
Collaboration Tools
Compatibility Testing
Configurable Workflow
Custom Development

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Compatibility Testing
Configurable Workflow

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16.90

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Functionality

4.7

/5

1.2K

Price starts from

16.90

/user

Per month

Total Features

27

Unique features

  • For Developers

  • Third-Party Integrations

  • Code Editing

  • Website Development

Functionality

4.5

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1.9K

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Total Features

5

Features in Common

3

Unique features

  • Backup and Recovery

  • Search/Filter

Functionality

4.4

/5

1.3K

Price starts from

16

Per month

Total Features

53

Features in Common

15

Unique features

  • Automated Responses

  • Sentiment Analysis

  • Real-Time Analytics

  • No-Code

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Ritesh J.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Powerful code editor for java developer

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

IntelliJ IDEA is one of the best code editor for software development. The shortcuts and suggestion for code makes the coding journey very easy. The interface is pleasing for the eyes which makes the code debugging quick and effective.

Cons

It takes a lot of memory of computer which makes the experience worst if you are running it on a low end computer. For beginners it might take a lot of effort to setup

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Imtiyaaz T.

Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simply Amazing

Reviewed 4 months ago

10/10. Phenomenal experience using the software.

Pros

I like practically everything about IntelliJ. Its ease of use is the main factor. It customizable and caters to literally everyone. Code editing is fast and easy since there are so many shortcuts to use. The debugger is excellent.

Cons

There is very little I dislike. The main thing would be that its a bit iffy to set up for different development disciplines without some formal documentation to guide you through the process

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Lucas L.

Computer Games, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The most impressive software for Developers

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's simply great! Once you get to know all opportunities and functionalities of the software, it helps you to be more productive with less effort.

Pros

It's a simple software when you get used to it. It has a several number of functionalities, integrations and it's very helpful for developers. I use Java, JavaEE, JSF, PrimeFaces, Hibernate and several features, and this software is quite impressive.

Cons

The learning curve is quite long, but this is not a big issue.

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Ashwin S.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Convenient and Easy to Use

Reviewed 5 years ago

It's been really good so far, even the friends I've recommended the software to, loved the suggestion. The interface is really nice and it's not a pain to install libraries in java since they can be downloaded natively within the application.

Pros

It streamlines my project workflow to a great extent. It integrates Github well, the autocomplete feature works flawlessly and the debugger saves me a lot of time. Even GUI programming and XML is very usable in the software. It was very easy to adapt to GUI designing in both JavaFX as well as XML in Android Studio.

Cons

There was nothing specific but I find it really hard to adapt to other Softwares now that I've adjusted to the IDE. I always find features lacking in other IDEs which always require extensions.

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Tércio Y.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A powerful IDE loaded with features

Reviewed 5 years ago

The ease of coding and development speed using IntelliJ is something that the competitors cannot stand a chance against. It does not consume too much of RAM, thus performing extremely well and not crashing from time to time.

Pros

It is loaded with features, and there are many other plugins that you can load. There are many keyboard shortcuts to speed up development. It performs extremely well, much better than its competitors.

Cons

It is a commercial IDE and the license is considerably expensive. Its interface is a bit heavy and I found it a little bit difficult to navigate through it, especially in the beginning, so the learning curve is a bit steep.

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Ryan M.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ products are perfect for the multi-language developer

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, IntelliJ IDEA has been a staple in my toolkit and without it, I'm not sure I'd have gotten as far in my career given how powerful it is. It really forces you to learn more about the code you write instead of having to familiarize yourself with IDE features (I came from Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 back in the day) and it forces you to write quality code so you can take advantage of the amazing features such as find/replace and the various refactoring tools (which vary by IDE, i.e. Resharper for the C languages, but there are some core features available in every IntelliJ IDE). Additionally, you save a ton of time using the aforementioned refactoring tools.

Pros

- Learn IntelliJ IDEA, and you're good for every other product. - So many options for almost every language, for example you have PhpStorm, WebStorm, CLion, and many more. - They're always improving their core features such as search and their terminal (which allows you to connect to any of PowerShell, Git Bash, or Command Prompt) - There's no shortage of themes. They've even somewhat recently introduced...

Cons

Honestly, IntelliJ products have really helped me through my professional career and I've built so much of my knowledge around their products, so I can't really call anything a con because not only have they built the fundamental infrastructure of my knowledge using IDEs, other IDEs copy them. They're widely recognized as the gold standard in (somewhat) open-source IDEs. I will say it being built with...

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Deepanshu J.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I am not going to switch to any other IDE ever

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have covered most of it in my first answer. The user friendly way of refactoring, debugging, writing unit tests, getting crucial warnings about avoiding code smells etc are what make IntelliJ a perfect IDE for any kind of software development.

Pros

There are many wonderful features present in IntelliJ but the top couple of features for me that stand out are -1. Ease of use.2. Super intelligent nature of this IDE to identify most common code smells and show them as info or warnings to the developer which helps reduce code smells without having to spend much manual efforts.3. There are so many user friendly shortcuts which make development fast...

Cons

This is very difficult to answer because whatever features I mostly use are very useful for me in day to day development. But if I have to mention one thing, it would be that when I work with maven dependencies, I sometimes have to go to individual modules and reload the the projects, until then it keeps on showing false warnings of classes not found.

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Mir Fida N.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Best feature rich programming IDE for Java and other coding language platfrom developers

Reviewed 4 years ago

I would recommend it to all java developers working on small to medium level projects. For startups and learners community edition may be a good choice and after successful, they can opt-in for Ultimate Edition for enterprise functionality. This IDE also supports the Android development environment but it is suggested to use Android Studio (also based on IntelliJ IDEA ) which easily provides all the required tools, plugins, Gradle, and manifest scripts for android applications.

Pros

First of all, it can be used for multiple languages and platforms especially the premium Ultimate Edition. Can be used for both Front End and Backend development projects. Database management tools are integrated into the system. Most favorite features of this IDE are better Auto Code Completion, powerful debugging tools, version control system similar to git, fast code searching, helpful shortcuts commands A ton of Plugin ecosystem provides helpful add-ons making it efficient and productive. The User Interface is very user-friendly and smooth which helps in settings and configurations.

Cons

It is heavy in resources because it contains various features sometimes loading takes time especially during building projects. Too many updates can be frustrating but it helps to make it bug-free for us. The Ultimate edition is a bit expensive. But a free trial is available.

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Robert G.

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great, I was sold on IntelliJ while watching a YouTube tutorial where someone was using it. I ended up buying access to the whole development suite. I use most of them, but, I don't write in every language, only a few.

Pros

I had used WebStorm prior to using IntelliJ, so, many of the perks are the same between those two products which also seems to pleasantly true about all of the JetBrains development products across the board. One major feature I like is the 'Terminal'; in most cases I deal with Linux bash, so I enjoy having a terminal window that opens in the project directory and uses bash instead of the WIndows CLI....

Cons

The few things I would like IntelliJ to do are probably already available, but, I haven't figured out how to do it yet ;) But, I had had an issue with the validation of external Maven libraries, and, I do wish there was a way to clear the heap memory in the JRE. I was able to connect to our JIRA instance through IntelliJ, but, I cold not interact with the tasks the way I would like to, I'd like to track tickets in JIRA better from the IDE.

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Diego E.

Information Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Full-featured and indeed smart IDE. It just works and thus makes my programming easier.

Reviewed 7 years ago

It simply made my work easier. From small details like 'smartly' renaming files, to multi-line text selection all the way to performance, advanced settings and support for all kinds of features and plug-ins.

Pros

- What I like most are the shortcuts. Every other IDE also has shortcuts but IntelliJ (and Jetbrains generally) has done a great job with theirs. At least for men, they seem intuitive. - Offers many, many features but still manages to have a great performance. - Sounds trivial, but the settings are well structured and searchable! Almost everything is customizable and if not there is probably a plugin...

Cons

- The product is constantly updated, which is a good thing but it is somewhat bothersome. Of course they have to ask the user,, but would be nice if it just updated without prompting, at least for smaller updates. -The integrated console its fine, but (at least on Windows) it sometimes lags and stops working. Not that often, but it happens. - Co-workers that used another IDE, usually complained...

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Vikram K.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Well established tool for software development

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's the greatest IDE all-around, and it's continually updated with performance enhancements and useful new features. I appreciate that you can utilise the free version, which is quite capable, and then upgrade to the commercial version for more features and interaction with other services and applications, such as databases. Has a terrific plugin marketplace, as well as a great UI and shortcuts for navigating and editing more quickly. It assists me in writing better code by providing ideas and allowing me to explore my code quickly.

Pros

Predictions and ideas for code, a plethora of modification choices, a plethora of plugins, and a helpful community, Many of the benefits are similar across Web Storm and IntelliJ, which seems to be true across the board for all of Jet Brains' development products. Another feature I enjoy is the ability to connect directly to your databases and select from a range of database kinds. This is useful with Java Persistence since IntelliJ notifies you right away if there are database changes that aren't in sync with your domain objects, even before you try to fix them.

Cons

Some plugins need a significant amount of RAM, so if you're using a system with insufficient processing power, you could not receive the entire experience. As a result, in order for this Extremely Helpful programme to work effectively, you need utilise a powerful system. Features like code colour style, code completion, and code inspection significantly down the editor's operation in some situations, such as while working on a big file. In such circumstances, I run into a lot of ram use and have to manually collaborate by turning off some of the features. Another is the code for the premium features of the software. For a freelancer, purchasing a licence is prohibitively expensive, thus they are forced to explore for alternatives.

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Prudencia F.

Research, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA Review

Reviewed a year ago

I have been using IntelliJ IDEA for several years now and it is one of the best development environments I have ever used. It is very easy to use and has a lot of features to help you with your coding. The user interface is very intuitive and easy to navigate, and the auto-completion helps speed up development time.

Pros

I like IntelliJ IDEA because it is an incredibly powerful and intuitive development environment. It provides many features that help me to write high-quality code quickly. It has a great user interface which makes it easy to navigate through my project and quickly find the code I need. Additionally, it has a wide variety of plugins that make it even more powerful. IntelliJ IDEA also has great features such as code completion and refactoring, which make my development process faster and more efficient. Lastly, I appreciate the constant updates that IntelliJ IDEA provides, which keeps my development environment up to date.

Cons

The biggest downside to IntelliJ IDEA is its cost. It is a paid product, so if you are on a tight budget or strictly looking for a free IDE, then IntelliJ might not be the right option for you.

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Joseph M.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Agrxis Review on IntelliJ IDEA

Reviewed a year ago

My overall impressions of the potent integrated development environment (IDE) IntelliJ IDEA have been continuously wowed by its broad range of features and capabilities. IntelliJ IDEA has significantly increased my productivity and efficiency as a developer when creating code. The IDE's intelligent code completion and suggestions have helped me write cleaner, more precise code while saving me time...

Pros

I adore IntelliJ IDEA and all the wonderful things it has to offer. It has significantly improved my coding experience and increased my productivity as a developer. The robust code analysis and insightful suggestions of IntelliJ IDEA are the features I like most. The IDE continuously reviews my code in real-time, looking for any issues, making suggestions for enhancements, and providing guidance as...

Cons

There were a few parts of IntelliJ IDEA, a potent and feature-rich integrated development environment (IDE) for software development, that I didn't particularly like. The learning curve associated with the IDE's vast capability and multiple features was one component that occasionally presented a hardship. In the beginning, my productivity was hampered because it took me some time to really examine and comprehend all the available tools and shortcuts as a developer.

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Anik T.

Computer & Network Security, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best IDE for Java Development

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, it was a great experiences of using IntelliJ IDEA for my application development. I did the course work and all assignment of JAVA course using this software. I am really satisfied with the overall performance and helpful resources of this application. Simply a great tool for developers.

Pros

I did Java programming course during my undergrad life and I used this IntelliJ IDEA for Java programming. It helps me a lot to learn, use and implement Java coding easily. It has help file and good quality of video tutorials online to learn the way to use this software. In addition, it has prediction option to write java code faster than any software. It is easy to use and best in the current competitive market of softwares. Highly recommended to programmers addicted to Java and android application development.

Cons

It is a very large softwares with lots of additional features, which is somehow an advantages of using it but I feel i get confused due to lots of options. Also need to add additional error messages while running codes to find the wrong in the code during compilation.

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Brunei A.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Reviewed a year ago

I find the user interface to be intuitive and easy to use, and the features and tools make it a great development environment for Java projects. I especially like the debugging tools, which make it easy to identify and fix problems quickly. The integration with Git and other version control systems also makes it easier to keep track of changes and collaborate with others.

Pros

I love IntelliJ IDEA for its efficiency and intuitive design. IntelliJ IDEA has a very powerful code editor that allows me to write code faster and with fewer errors. It also comes with a great set of refactoring tools that make it easy to quickly refactor and improve existing code. The built-in debuggers and unit testing tools are also very helpful in quickly finding and resolving bugs. Additionally, IntelliJ IDEA has an impressive set of features such as auto-completion, code inspections, and intentions that make it easier to write clean, well-structured code.

Cons

IntelliJ's attractive design and user interface may require more CPU power than other IDEs, but the benefits it provides make up for it. Everything else about it is great.

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Used daily for 2+ years

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Vital for Javascript and Java

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

1. It can help find references in the dynamic crazyness of Javascript. It isn't perfect, but from what I have seen others using (Atom, sublimetext, eclipse, etc.) it is the best. It also has most JS stuff ready to go instead of fiddling around with installing all sorts of third party plugins. 2. It is easy to split tabs vertically or horizontally and move them around. 3. Search is pretty powerful....

Cons

1. Indexing. One of the larger projects we have can get into this indexing stage that takes minutes and you can't really do anything else. Usually this won't happen unless you are starting from scratch but it comes around maybe once a month for me. 2. Some may consider it bloated. It has a lot of features hidden in the preferences panel and various menus. 3. If you use react I think FB's editor will most likely be better. But for nodejs or normal JS I doubt it can compare. Disclosure I haven't used Nuclide much.

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Rayhann K.

Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ Review

Reviewed 3 months ago

I extremely enjoy coding in IntelliJ IDEA and although it has some negative things, it's much better than other IDEs (in my opinion). It looks more appealing and has pretty much the same features as other IDEs.

Pros

I really like how IntelliJ has a really nice interface and it looks really "clean". Classes are organized and it's really easy to use. Compared to other IDEs, it's appealing and many people I know use it daily.

Cons

One of the things I would change are the export options about IntelliJ. At least for me, I wish there were multiple options to export a project such as exporting it to ZIP file. I'm able to do by myself, but I wish IntelliJ would have it as a default option. I also wish you can zoom into the code easily (at least for Window users).

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Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My daily friend

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

As a software engineer, I spend a large part of my day working with Intellij. The software offers features that simplify or improve my daily productivity, such as autocompletion, a very powerful debugger, efficient version management, unit test management and more. Intelij's interface is also a positive point: it's modern and customizable.

Cons

On the other hand, Intellij is far from perfect; in my opinion, its biggest flaw lies in its performance. It's a fairly heavy piece of software that can quickly consume a lot of resources and block display, especially when indexing files. It's also a program that will require a bit of learning to make full use of its power.

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Dylan C.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Jetbrains Tools make me 10x the developer I am

Reviewed 7 months ago

IDEA is like going from using hand tools to using power tools for the first time. It's a learning curve, but when you see what you can achieve with it, you wonder how you ever wrote code without it.

Pros

I love that it indexes your entire project, so that intellisense actually suggests methods that exist and make sense rather than fuzzy matching like other IDEs do.

Cons

It is expensive. If you're a developer that has to pay for these tools personally instead of paid for by a company, it's a tough pill to swallow, but very worth it.

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ahmad a.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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IntelliJ IDEA: Pros & Cons – A Balanced Perspective

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

The free version of IntelliJ IDEA, for students is truly groundbreaking as it gives them the opportunity to use a grade integrated development environment (IDE) without any financial strain. This software empowers students to delve into coding expand their knowledge and thrive in their coding endeavors laying a groundwork, for their professional paths. provides a range of capabilities, such, as code suggestion, powerful refactoring utilities, smooth integration, with version control systems and a wide selection of plugins to enhance productivity.

Cons

Some users find it to be resource-intensive, leading to slower performance on lower-end machines. Additionally, the learning curve for mastering all the advanced features can be steep for beginners. Costly for some users. licensing fees may be high.

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Marc F.

Research, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ: The Intelligent Code Editor for Smart Developers

Reviewed a year ago

Using IntelliJ has truly transformed my software development workflow. The user-friendly interface and powerful code editing features have been a real game-changer for me. The intelligent code completion and error highlighting have saved me countless hours and helped me catch bugs early on in the development process. In addition, the integration with popular build tools such as Maven and Gradle has...

Pros

Using IntelliJ has truly elevated my coding experience to the next level. It's an intelligent tool that lives up to its name, offering features such as code analysis, debugging, and refactoring that make coding really efficient. I especially love the powerful code completion and the ability to customize the editor to fit my unique programming needs. As a former CS student, the free version of IntelliJ had been an absolute lifesaver, allowing me to access its full range of coding features without breaking the bank.What's more, the sheer number of plugins and integrations available with IntelliJ means that I can customize it to suit my specific programming needs.

Cons

While every software tool has its drawbacks, IntelliJ's benefits outweigh the cons. While it can be resource-intensive, the performance of the editor is generally top-notch, with snappy response times and efficient memory usage. Although some advanced features may require additional time to learn, they provide great value once mastered. Additionally, IntelliJ's community edition is free, making it accessible to anyone with an interest in coding.

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Noureddine B.

Program Development, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA Review

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

IntelliJ IDEA provides a range of code analysis tools that help me identify potential bugs, errors, and other issues in my code. This includes code inspections, highlighting of syntax errors, and warnings, and makes it easy to navigate through my codebase with features like Go to Definition, Find Usages, and the ability to search for specific classes or methods.IntelliJ IDEA provides a suite of tools...

Cons

of my experience, IntelliJ IDEA can be resource-intensive, which means that it can slow down your system, especially if you're working with large codebases or complex projects, and IntelliJ IDEA can have a steep learning curve, especially for developers who are new to the IDE. This can make it challenging to get up and running quickly. While IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is free and open-source, the Ultimate Edition comes with a price tag that can be expensive for individual developers or small teams.I have reported occasional performance issues, including lag or freezing, which can be frustrating when working on time-sensitive projects.

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Amresh B.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA

Reviewed 2 years ago

The general experience has been perfect and I will continue involving it at work for our undertakings. It helps me a ton to take care of business with its rich list of capabilities, extraordinary code linter and modules accessible and easy routes. It will be my go to IDE for Java advancement.

Pros

I find the best IDE generally round's continually refreshed with execution enhancements and new highlights that assistance. I love that you can utilize a free variant that is very fit and purchase the paid for rendition for a few extra valuable elements and coordination with different administrations and programming like data sets. Has an extraordinary commercial center for modules and incredible point of interaction and easy routes to explore and alter quicker. It assists me with coding better with ideas and explore my code quick.

Cons

I for one found it hard to become accustomed to the underlying git client rather than utilizing a different one. I likewise found that it tends to be delayed for fire up on enormous ventures however that is normal when it examinations your code and has improved with refreshes.

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Samuel H.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Java IDE for developer

Reviewed 2 years ago

As my favorite IDE when coding Java, I think IntelliJ IDEA is smart and really improve my work quality. I have to admit that it is smart! While I am coding, IntelliJ thought proposes enhancements or choices, or cautions us when our code needs some consideration! I can utilize reviews to distinguish possible issues, and IntelliJ Thought likewise generally offers a remedy for this as well. I know people have a lot of thoughts on its cons such as “Not as great as eclipse” in terms of plug in varieties. Since my job role does not require me to use a lot plug ins, but I love the GUI and features of it. as a fairly new product with only 10 years, I think IntelliJ IDEA has completed a great job

Pros

-Powerful integration capabilities: such as support for Git, Maven, Spring, etc. . .-The prompt function is fast and convenient.-The prompt function has a relatively wide range.-Useful shortcut keys and code templates-precise search

Cons

1. A lack of plug-in creation. IDEA can only be described as a dwarf plug-in in comparison to Eclipse. There are now fewer than 400 plug-ins that have been formally announced, and many of them lack any useful content. It's possible that IDEA is too strong on its own.2. Only one project can be supported on the same page, which hinders development, especially for programmers who enjoy creating test processes to evaluate various techniques as they are being developed.3. A dearth of technical writing. There are currently relatively few technical articles and almost no technical assistance resources on the Internet.4. The amount of resources consumed is considerable. It basically takes more than 200M to construct a large and medium-sized J2EE project.

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Piotr P.

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Java IDE you deserve

Reviewed 2 years ago

IntelliJ Idea is certainly one of the best IDEs I was working with. It is packed with features and functionalities. The software is fast, intuitive, and reliable. Native support for various external tools and plugins makes work much quicker and easier. Direct link to documentation and sources allows to code faster and more efficiently. Prompts and 'intelligent' suggestions save a lot of time. IDE is...

Pros

An enormous number of features and functionalities. Intuitive and easy to use. Vast native support for external tools. Many plugins are available, each easily managed from within the application. Good documentation and customer support. Large community across the internet.

Cons

IntelliJ Idea is quite expensive, especially for freelancers. It can be resource-consuming, in particular when indexing files or compiling. Some features could have better documentation (functionalities that require extensive knowledge to use)