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ESLint vs IntelliJ IDEA: What are the differences?

Developers describe ESLint as "The fully pluggable JavaScript code quality tool". A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease. On the other hand, IntelliJ IDEA is detailed as "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.

ESLint and IntelliJ IDEA are primarily classified as "Code Review" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.

"IDE Integration" is the top reason why over 2 developers like ESLint, while over 271 developers mention "Fantastically intelligent" as the leading cause for choosing IntelliJ IDEA.

ESLint is an open source tool with 14.4K GitHub stars and 2.47K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ESLint's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, IntelliJ IDEA has a broader approval, being mentioned in 815 company stacks & 1066 developers stacks; compared to ESLint, which is listed in 543 company stacks and 592 developer stacks.

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What is ESLint?

A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.

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 ESLint and IntelliJ IDEA?
    TSLint
    An extensible static analysis tool that checks TypeScript code for readability, maintainability, and functionality errors. It is widely supported across modern editors & build systems and can be customized with your own lint rules, configurations, and formatters.
    Prettier
    Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.
    JSLint
    It is a static code analysis tool used in software development for checking if JavaScript source code complies with coding rules. It is provided primarily as a browser-based web application accessible through their domain, but there are also command-line adaptations.
    JSHint
    It is a community-driven tool to detect errors and potential problems in JavaScript code. It is open source and can easily adjust in the environment you expect your code to execute.
    SonarQube
    SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.
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    Decisions about ESLint and IntelliJ IDEA
    Russel Werner
    Russel Werner
    Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 7 upvotes · 37.1K views
    atStackShareStackShare
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    ESLint
    ESLint
    Prettier
    Prettier

    We use Prettier because when we rebooted our front-end stack, I decided that it would be an efficient use of our time to not worry about code formatting issues and personal preferences during peer review. Prettier eliminates this concern by auto-formatting our code to a deterministic output. We use it along with ESLint and have 1st-class support in our WebStorm and Visual Studio Code editors.

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    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 17 upvotes · 100.9K views
    ESLint
    ESLint
    Prettier
    Prettier
    Babel
    Babel
    npm
    npm
    Yarn
    Yarn
    Node.js
    Node.js
    Webpack
    Webpack
    #ES5
    #ES6

    So when starting a new project you generally have your go to tools to get your site up and running locally, and some scripts to build out a production version of your site. Create React App is great for that, however for my projects I feel as though there is to much bloat in Create React App and if I use it, then I'm tied to React, which I love but if I want to switch it up to Vue or something I want that flexibility.

    So to start everything up and running I clone my personal Webpack boilerplate - This is still in Webpack 3, and does need some updating but gets the job done for now. So given the name of the repo you may have guessed that yes I am using Webpack as my bundler I use Webpack because it is so powerful, and even though it has a steep learning curve once you get it, its amazing.

    The next thing I do is make sure my machine has Node.js configured and the right version installed then run Yarn. I decided to use Yarn because when I was building out this project npm had some shortcomings such as no .lock file. I could probably move from Yarn to npm but I don't really see any point really.

    I use Babel to transpile all of my #ES6 to #ES5 so the browser can read it, I love Babel and to be honest haven't looked up any other transpilers because Babel is amazing.

    Finally when developing I have Prettier setup to make sure all my code is clean and uniform across all my JS files, and ESLint to make sure I catch any errors or code that could be optimized.

    I'm really happy with this stack for my local env setup, and I'll probably stick with it for a while.

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    Francisco Quintero
    Francisco Quintero
    Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 7 upvotes · 49.2K views
    atDev As ProsDev As Pros
    Twist
    Twist
    Slack
    Slack
    ESLint
    ESLint
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    RuboCop
    RuboCop
    Heroku
    Heroku
    Amazon EC2
    Amazon EC2
    Rails
    Rails
    Node.js
    Node.js

    For many(if not all) small and medium size business time and cost matter a lot.

    That's why languages, frameworks, tools, and services that are easy to use and provide 0 to productive in less time, it's best.

    Maybe Node.js frameworks might provide better features compared to Rails but in terms of MVPs, for us Rails is the leading alternative.

    Amazon EC2 might be cheaper and more customizable than Heroku but in the initial terms of a project, you need to complete configurationos and deploy early.

    Advanced configurations can be done down the road, when the project is running and making money, not before.

    But moving fast isn't the only thing we care about. We also take the job to leave a good codebase from the beginning and because of that we try to follow, as much as we can, style guides in Ruby with RuboCop and in JavaScript with ESLint and StandardJS.

    Finally, comunication and keeping a good history of conversations, decisions, and discussions is important so we use a mix of Slack and Twist

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    Andrey Kurdyumov
    Andrey Kurdyumov
    Sr. Software developer · | 6 upvotes · 21.2K views
    IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA
    Visual Studio
    Visual Studio

    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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    Buzz Zhang
    Buzz Zhang
    CTO at Qiban · | 7 upvotes · 9K views
    at企办企办
    Prettier
    Prettier
    ESLint
    ESLint
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    I use Visual Studio Code because plugins. For choosing IDE, the most important part is not IDE itself, but plugins. Some may argues that Visual Studio Code is not IDE, but I like to call it IDE, any text editor can do debug is IDE. Visual Studio Code can do it, and can use ESLint and Prettier , so it's IDE.

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    Forrest Norvell
    Forrest Norvell
    engineering manager at self-employed · | 6 upvotes · 17.1K views
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Flow (JS)
    Flow (JS)
    ESLint
    ESLint
    TSLint
    TSLint
    TypeScript
    TypeScript

    I use TypeScript because the tooling is more mature (the decision to discontinue TSLint in favor of moving all its checks to ESLint is a thoughtful and mature decision), there's a ton of examples and tutorials for it, and it just generally seems to be where the industry is headed. Flow (JS) is a fine tool, but it just hasn't seen the uptake that TS has, and as a result is lacking a lot of the nicer small things, like thorough Visual Studio Code integration, offered by TS.

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    Gustavo Muñoz
    Gustavo Muñoz
    Web UI Developer at Globant · | 4 upvotes · 2.6K views
    Sass
    Sass
    Prettier
    Prettier
    ESLint
    ESLint
    #Airbnb

    I decided to use ESLint over other tools like Prettier because I think it's better to show your fails than fix them without knowing what you are doing. It's a better way to learn. I know it's slower, but you are fully conscious of your work. I also use Sass linters for the same reason. I recommend Prettier when you are already a senior developer, but try to use linters instead when you start coding. It will help you to improve a lot. I recommend you #Airbnb rules set. Strict, but well written. Very useful even for accesibility.

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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 (haftungsbeschränkt) 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 를 쓰면서 이만하면 충분한거 아닌가 왜 돈내고 IDE를 사서 쓰지 했는데, 진짜 돈 값을 한다. 정말 자동화 완성 기능은 엄청난것 같다. 단축키로 이소스 저소스 넘어 다니고 이창 저창 뜨우는게 편하다. 그리고 프레임워크 서포트 기능이 장말 강력하다. 그리고 가장 맘에 드는 점은 터미널이 기본 창에 있는 점이 좋다. CMD 가 싫으면 설정을 통해 다른 터미널 프로그램으로 바꿀수 있다.

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    Volkan Özçelik uses ESLintESLint

    JavaScript is a language that works wonders when there are tools like ESLint, Prettier, and FlowType that cover your back.

    I use my IDE’s (Visual Studio Code) ESLint integration to validate the code I write in realtime.

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    Jack Littleton uses ESLintESLint

    I use ESLint to ensure my JavaScript code meets my team's coding standards, and to avoid known pitfalls. The extensibility allows me to write specialized modules that detect team-specific issues as they occur.

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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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    Promethean TV uses ESLintESLint

    ESLint is used in the build process for the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool.

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    Thibault Maekelbergh uses ESLintESLint

    Enforce code-style and non error-prone code for maintaining the module

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    Ataccama uses ESLintESLint

    A must-have tool to catch bugs and enforce a consistent code style.

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