Eclipse vs Visual Studio

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Eclipse vs Visual Studio: 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.; 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. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

Eclipse and Visual Studio belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

"Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the key factors why developers consider Eclipse; whereas "Intellisense, ui", "Complete ide and debugger" and "Plug-ins" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio is favored.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 676 company stacks & 1009 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 Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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    What are some alternatives to Eclipse and Visual Studio?
    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.
    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.
    NetBeans IDE
    NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
    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!
    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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    Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

    Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

    How developers use Eclipse and Visual Studio
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    DigitalPermits uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

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    Daniel Kovacs uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

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    Promethean TV uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

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

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    papaver uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

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    Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

    Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).

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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.

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    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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