IntelliJ IDEA vs. Android Studio vs. Eclipse

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IntelliJ IDEA vs Android Studio vs Eclipse: What are the differences?

The major difference between these three IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) is the language each supports. IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse are Java IDEs, while Android Studio is, of course, for Android development.

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Description

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.

What is 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.

What is 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.

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Why do developers choose IntelliJ IDEA vs Android Studio vs Eclipse?

  • IntelliJ IDEA fans call it “fantastically intelligent” and the “best in class IDE.” They appreciate its plugin architecture, integrated version control, and reliability.
  • Android Studio is Google's official Android IDE, and fans call it "a great tool that's getting better and better." They also call it powerful, robust, and helpful.
  • Eclipse "does it all," according to its fans. It's called easy to use, and the "best Java IDE." Users appreciate that it integrates with many tools.

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630 Companies Using IntelliJ IDEA
748 Companies Using Android Studio
229 Companies Using Eclipse

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What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, and Eclipse?

  • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
  • Xcode - The complete toolset for building great apps
  • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers
  • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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