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Manabu Tokunaga
CEO, Co-Founder at WinguMD · | 10 upvotes · 98.3K views

I originally chose IntelliJ over Eclipse, as it was close enough to the look and feel of Visual Studio and we do go back and forth between the two. We really begin to love IntelliJ and their suite of IDEs so we are now using AppCode for the IOS development because the workflow is identical with the IntelliJ. IntelliJ is super complex and intimidating at first but it does afford a lot of nice utilities to get us produce clean code.

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Pros of Eclipse
Pros of Spring Tools 4
  • 129
    Does it all
  • 73
    Integrates with most of tools
  • 61
    Easy to use
  • 59
    Java IDE
  • 29
    Best Java IDE
  • 8
    Open source
  • 2
    Great gdb integration
  • 2
    Hard for newbews
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  • 1
  • 1
    Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit
  • 1
    Great code suggestions
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  • 0
    Works with php
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    Cons of Eclipse
    Cons of Spring Tools 4
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      2000 Design
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      Bad performance
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      Hard to use
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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.

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      It is tailored for developing enterprise applications. It is largely rebuilt from scratch, it provides world-class support for developing Spring-based enterprise applications, whether you prefer Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, or Atom IDE.

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