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Eclipse vs Notepad++: 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.; Notepad++: Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Eclipse belongs to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack, while Notepad++ can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".

"Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the key factors why developers consider Eclipse; whereas "Syntax for all languages that i use", "Tabbed ui" and "Great code editor" are the primary reasons why Notepad++ is favored.

Implisit, Adsia, and Dashlane are some of the popular companies that use Notepad++, whereas Eclipse is used by Intuit, Zalando, and PedidosYa. Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 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 Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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What are some alternatives to Eclipse and Notepad++?
Android Studio
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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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NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
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TypeScript
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Flutter
Flutter
React
React
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Notepad++
Vim
Vim
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
Atom
Atom
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
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#Microsoft

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++Notepad++

When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).

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Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)

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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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BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
  • syntax highlighting
  • find
  • highlight selected text
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Skriglitz uses EclipseEclipse

My IDE of choice for developing pages and backend

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Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

First thing I install on a new windows box.

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Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

Used as a basic text and code editor.

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