IntelliJ IDEA vs pre-commit

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

IntelliJ IDEA

42.7K
35.8K
+ 1
1.5K
pre-commit

647
44
+ 1
0
Add tool

IntelliJ IDEA vs pre-commit: What are the differences?

Introduction

In this article, we will compare two popular software development tools - IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit. While IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) for writing code in various programming languages, pre-commit is a framework for managing and maintaining multi-language pre-commit hooks in a repository.

1. Supported Languages:

IntelliJ IDEA supports a wide range of programming languages including Java, Kotlin, Scala, Python, and more, making it suitable for developers working with multiple languages. On the other hand, pre-commit is a language-agnostic tool, allowing it to be used with any programming language that can define pre-commit hooks.

2. Development Environment:

IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive IDE environment with advanced features like code completion, debugging tools, refactoring capabilities, and integrated version control systems. pre-commit, on the other hand, focuses solely on managing pre-commit hooks, providing a lightweight environment for running checks against committed code.

3. Usage Scenarios:

IntelliJ IDEA is primarily used for developing applications and projects from scratch, providing an extensive set of features to support the entire development lifecycle. pre-commit, on the other hand, is mainly used in the context of version control and continuous integration systems, where it helps in enforcing code quality standards and ensuring project consistency.

4. Customization and Extensibility:

IntelliJ IDEA offers a highly customizable environment, allowing developers to tailor their workspace with plugins, themes, and configuration options. pre-commit, on the other hand, provides a flexible framework for defining and managing pre-commit hooks, allowing developers to integrate their own custom checks and tools.

5. Integration with Version Control Systems:

IntelliJ IDEA has built-in integration with popular version control systems like Git, Subversion, and Mercurial, providing seamless collaboration and version control features within the IDE itself. pre-commit, on the other hand, is designed to work alongside version control systems and can be easily integrated into existing workflows, ensuring that pre-commit hooks are run before code gets committed.

6. Learning Curve and Complexity:

IntelliJ IDEA, being a fully-fledged IDE, has a steeper learning curve due to its extensive features and capabilities. pre-commit, on the other hand, is relatively simpler to set up and use, making it more accessible to developers who are primarily focused on managing pre-commit hooks and code quality checks.

In summary, IntelliJ IDEA is a powerful IDE with extensive language support and development features, while pre-commit is a specialized tool for managing pre-commit hooks and enforcing code quality standards in version control systems.

Advice on IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit
christy craemer
Needs advice
on
EclipseEclipseIntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA
and
PyCharmPyCharm

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

See more
Replies (12)
Recommends
on
Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

Pycharm is great for python development, but can feel sometimes slow and community version has Somme very annoying restrictions (like they disabled jupyter notebooks plugin and made it premium feature). I personally started looking into VS Code as an alternative, and it has some very good potential. I suggest you take it into account.

See more
Recommends
on
PyCharmPyCharm

The Community version of PyCharm is free and should give you what you need to get started with Python. Both PyCharm and IntelliJ are made by JetBrains. IntelliJ is initially focused on Java but you can get plugins for lots of other things. I subscribe to JetBrains' Toolbox: https://www.jetbrains.com/toolbox-app/ and have access to all of their great tools.

See more
Charles Nelson
Recommends
on
IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

I couldn't imagine using a development tool other than the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate All Products Pack. A single license allows me to work directly on my server running Ubuntu and/or my workstation running Windows 10 Pro simultaneously. My current project uses HTML, W3CSS, JavaScript, Java, Groovy, Grails, C, GO, Python, Flask, and Rust. For me it's worth every penny of the $150 license fee. And you can try it for free.

See more
Recommends
on
Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

Hi, I will give my opinion based on my experience. I have used PyCharm, both community and Professional version. The community has limited functions, like you can't use a Jupyter notebook whereas it's available in the Professional version. PyCharm is slower compared to Visual Studio Code. Also Visual Studio Code is an editor which supports various languages. I myself have used both Visual Studio Code and PyCharm. I feel Visual Studio Code would be better choice. You may as well decide based upon your requirements.

See more
awesomebanana2018
Recommends
on
Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

Visual Studio code is easy to use, has a good UI, and a large community. Python works great with it, but unlike some other editors, it works with most languages either by default or by downloading a plugin. VS Code has built in linting, syntax coloring, autocompletes (IntelliSense), and an api for plugins to do there own tooling.

See more
Ivan Martinez Morales
Software Engineer Intern · | 4 upvotes · 667.4K views
Recommends
on
Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

I'd personally recommend Visual Studio Code as it gives you the flexibility of working in any language, so long as there are extensions to support it. It gives you the flexibility to learn Python, venture into Java, Javascript, and eventually AngularJS, and potentially mobile applications. It's also free and you can install it on your personal computer. I think Visual Studio Code would serve your intended use case best.

See more
Pranshu Verma
Engineer at Cisco Systems · | 3 upvotes · 667.4K views
Recommends
on
PyCharmPyCharm

If you starting with Python then PyCharm is better. For Java I would suggest to go with IntelliJ IDEA but people also prefer eclipse so I would say try both and then decide. For JS/Angular/React I would suggest go with VSCode. I personally use it and prefer as its light weight and have good integration with chrome for frontend development.

PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA are both products of JetBrains. They have a free (limited feature) and paid edition. Eclipse is free. VSCode is also free.

See more
Isaac Povey
Casual Software Engineer at Skedulo · | 3 upvotes · 667.5K views
Recommends
on
IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ really is the best for Java, I switched from eclipse years ago and never looked back. As for javascript, python and angular either using the standalone products from jetbrains (pycharm for python, webstorm for js) or installing the relevant plugins for InteliJ will be your best bet. Pycharm etc. are really just InteliJ with some additional plugins installed.

See more
Pritam Nandy
Engineering Manager at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited · | 1 upvotes · 614.9K views
Recommends
on
PyCharmPyCharm

This is a very easy to use tool and gives you the opportunity to start coding right after the installation with almost everything setup automatically by the tool.

See more
Recommends
on
PyCharmPyCharm

Pycharm is all you need to get start coding in python or any of its framework. Its an awesome tool you should give it a try :)

See more
Brian Turner
System Architect at Mary's Watch, Inc. · | 1 upvotes · 667.3K views
Recommends
on
IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

Easy to learn and everything you need

See more
Recommends
on
PyCharmPyCharm

All three are great, however, I believe that IntelliJ IDEA's multiple IDE's are slightly more straight-forward and more up-to date than Eclipse. If I had to choose one specifically for Python projects I would go with PyCharm.

See more
Decisions about IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 979.4K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

See more
Manabu Tokunaga
CEO, Co-Founder at WinguMD · | 10 upvotes · 507.2K 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.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of IntelliJ IDEA
Pros of pre-commit
  • 301
    Fantastically intelligent
  • 242
    Best-in-class ide
  • 190
    Many languages support
  • 158
    Java
  • 121
    Fast
  • 82
    Code analysis
  • 79
    Reliable
  • 76
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 64
    Plugin architecture
  • 61
    Integrated version control
  • 12
    Code refactoring support
  • 11
    Best java IDE
  • 7
    Local history
  • 6
    Code Completion
  • 6
    Kotlin
  • 6
    Integrated Database Navigator
  • 6
    Built-in terminal/run tools
  • 5
    All
  • 5
    Free for open-source development, students and teacher
  • 5
    Base for Android Studio
  • 5
    Free If you're a Student
  • 4
    ERD Diagrams
  • 4
    Free
  • 4
    Cross platform
  • 4
    IDE
  • 4
    Database/Code integration
  • 3
    Out Of The Box features
  • 3
    Column Selection Mode
  • 3
    Server and client-side debugger
  • 3
    More than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Typescript support
  • 3
    Multicursor support
  • 3
    Reformating Code
  • 3
    Intuitive
  • 3
    Command-line tools
  • 3
    Android Integration
  • 3
    Vim support
  • 3
    Special icons for most filetypes in project list
  • 3
    Supports many frameworks
  • 3
    Built-in web server
  • 3
    Live Templates
  • 3
    Scala support
  • 2
    Works fine with mac os catalina
  • 2
    A lot of plugin
  • 2
    Just works
  • 2
    Integrated Ssh/Ftp Managers
  • 2
    Full support
  • 2
    Task managers
  • 2
    Diff tools
  • 2
    File Watchers
  • 2
    Support for various package managers
  • 2
    Integrated Code Linting
  • 2
    Clean UI
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    So modernised
  • 2
    Efficient, one Stop solution
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

    Cons of IntelliJ IDEA
    Cons of pre-commit
    • 20
      Large footprint required to really enjoy (mem/disc)
    • 16
      Very slow
    • 8
      Bad for beginners
    • 7
      UI is not intuitive
    • 5
      Not nearly as many tools to integrate as vs code
    • 5
      Constant reindexing
    • 4
      Needs a lot of CPU and RAM power
    • 3
      Built in terminal is slow
    • 3
      Doesn't work that well with windows 10 edu
    • 1
      Ruby is a plug in
    • 1
      Pesky warnings increase with every release
    • 0
      AAD
      Be the first to leave a con

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      - No public GitHub repository available -

      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.

      What is pre-commit?

      pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use IntelliJ IDEA?
      What companies use pre-commit?
      See which teams inside your own company are using IntelliJ IDEA or pre-commit.
      Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with IntelliJ IDEA?
      What tools integrate with pre-commit?
        No integrations found

        Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

        What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit?
        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.
        PhpStorm
        PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
        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.
        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!
        WebStorm
        WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
        See all alternatives