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Eclipse vs IntelliJ IDEA: What are the differences?

Eclipse: IDE for Java EE Developers. 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.; IntelliJ IDEA: Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM. 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.

Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

"Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the key factors why developers consider Eclipse; whereas "Fantastically intelligent", "Best-in-class ide" and "Many languages support" are the primary reasons why IntelliJ IDEA is favored.

According to the StackShare community, IntelliJ IDEA has a broader approval, being mentioned in 815 company stacks & 1065 developers stacks; compared to Eclipse, which is listed in 248 company stacks and 140 developer stacks.

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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.

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.
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What are some alternatives to Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA?
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.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
NetBeans IDE
NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
PyCharm
PyCharmโ€™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!
Xcode
The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
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Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
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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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Promethean TV uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The IntelliJ IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including Java, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschrรคnkt) uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is our polyglot IDE of choice. We use it esentially for all programming and coding aswell as some basic database management and planning. IntelliJ IDEA has proven to be a reliable companion in developing our various software.

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Kang Hyeon Ku uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

eclipse ๋ฅผ ์“ฐ๋ฉด์„œ ์ด๋งŒํ•˜๋ฉด ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํ•œ๊ฑฐ ์•„๋‹Œ๊ฐ€ ์™œ ๋ˆ๋‚ด๊ณ  IDE๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์„œ ์“ฐ์ง€ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ์ง„์งœ ๋ˆ ๊ฐ’์„ ํ•œ๋‹ค. ์ •๋ง ์ž๋™ํ™” ์™„์„ฑ ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ์€ ์—„์ฒญ๋‚œ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค. ๋‹จ์ถ•ํ‚ค๋กœ ์ด์†Œ์Šค ์ €์†Œ์Šค ๋„˜์–ด ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ณ  ์ด์ฐฝ ์ €์ฐฝ ๋œจ์šฐ๋Š”๊ฒŒ ํŽธํ•˜๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ํ”„๋ ˆ์ž„์›Œํฌ ์„œํฌํŠธ ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ์ด ์žฅ๋ง ๊ฐ•๋ ฅํ•˜๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋ง˜์— ๋“œ๋Š” ์ ์€ ํ„ฐ๋ฏธ๋„์ด ๊ธฐ๋ณธ ์ฐฝ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ ์ด ์ข‹๋‹ค. CMD ๊ฐ€ ์‹ซ์œผ๋ฉด ์„ค์ •์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ํ„ฐ๋ฏธ๋„ ํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ์œผ๋กœ ๋ฐ”๊ฟ€์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค.

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datapile uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

If Scala and Spring are the gods gifts in terms of programming languages and opinionated-frameworks, then JetBrain's IntelliJ IDEA is the IDE equivalent.

Words don't do it justice.

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MOKA Analytics uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

We use IntelliJ IDEA because it has great support for both Python and JS. In particular, its type-based code analyses, refactoring tools, and debugger are world class

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Casey Smith uses EclipseEclipse

Develop and debug Java code using standard Eclipse distribution. No special plugins; standard Maven and Git integration.

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Ana Phi Sancho uses EclipseEclipse

Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 10' Linux

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Ducamp Laurent uses EclipseEclipse

I use as Java IDE for Spring. A packaged eclipse version exists. It was called STS (Spring Tool Suite).

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Zachary Melacncon uses EclipseEclipse

Used for Java back-end for and Angular front-end project.

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Skriglitz uses EclipseEclipse

My IDE of choice for developing pages and backend

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