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What is IntelliJ IDEA?

Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
IntelliJ IDEA is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Who uses IntelliJ IDEA?

Companies
1117 companies reportedly use IntelliJ IDEA in their tech stacks, including Lyft, Asana, and Square.

Developers
6315 developers on StackShare have stated that they use IntelliJ IDEA.

IntelliJ IDEA Integrations

Java, Codota, RIBs, Apache FreeMarker, and MapStruct are some of the popular tools that integrate with IntelliJ IDEA. Here's a list of all 27 tools that integrate with IntelliJ IDEA.

Why developers like IntelliJ IDEA?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose IntelliJ IDEA in their tech stack.

Dieter Vekeman
Dieter Vekeman
Developer at Tinkhaven · | 7 upvotes · 3.3K views
atTinkhavenTinkhaven
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA

We use IntelliJ IDEA because

  • Free Community Edition
  • Powerful IDE
  • Good support for elm through the intellij-elm plugin
  • Good support for haskell through the Intellij Haskell Plugin
  • Refactoring
  • Searching & replace
  • Built-in terminal
  • Git support (very good diff tool)
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Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
Sr. Software developer · | 6 upvotes · 13.1K views
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA
Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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Theodore Omtzigt
Theodore Omtzigt
CEO at Stillwater Supercomputing · | 6 upvotes · 6.1K views
atSTILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INCSTILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code

We brought Visual Studio Code into our tools environment alongside IntelliJ IDEA's line up and Visual Studio because some of our customers wanted a free IDE to distribute among their development teams. Since we do a lot of open source development and integration, we now use Visual Studio Code to double check that the code we are communicating with our commercial customers can be processed consistently.

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Alex A
Alex A
Founder at PRIZ Guru · | 6 upvotes · 4.3K views
atPRIZ GuruPRIZ Guru
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA

Well, this one was simply. For many ears I was trying to use a bunch of free IDE's. Some of them were kinda fine, but every now and then they were a cause of frustration. At some point, a decided to spend the money for an IDE that everyone talks about. IntelliJ IDEA is the one. Since then, I never looked back and even happy to extend the subscription. So, for the company it was not even a question of what to use. :)

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IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
WakaTime
WakaTime

I use WakaTime because it provides interesting information about my coding time. I have plugin for Visual Studio Code and IntelliJ IDEA (my favourite IDEs). Wakatime uses fancy graphs to vizualize time spending on project. With Wakatime I can improve my productivity by focusing on right project.

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Jack Graves
Jack Graves
Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 3.9K views
atAutomation ConsultantsAutomation Consultants
Java
Java
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA and Visual Studio Code are our primary Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). We generally work in Visual Studio Code when the codebase is relatively small and with the more feature complete IntelliJ IDEA when we need more advanced functionality - especially when working with Java Apps.

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IntelliJ IDEA's Features

  • Smart Code Completion
  • On-the-fly Code Analysis
  • Advanced Refactorings
  • Database Tools
  • UML Designer
  • Version Control Tools
  • Build Tools

IntelliJ IDEA Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA?
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
PhpStorm
PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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IntelliJ IDEA's Followers
5882 developers follow IntelliJ IDEA to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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