Geany vs IntelliJ IDEA: What are the differences?
Geany: Lightweight IDE for Linux and Windows. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries; 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.
Geany and IntelliJ IDEA can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.
Some of the features offered by Geany are:
- syntax highlighting
- code completion
- auto completion of often used constructs like if, for and while
On the other hand, IntelliJ IDEA provides the following key features:
- Smart Code Completion
- On-the-fly Code Analysis
- Advanced Refactorings