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IntelliJ IDEA vs VirtualBox: What are the differences?

Developers describe IntelliJ IDEA 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. On the other hand, VirtualBox is detailed as "Run nearly any operating system on a single machine and to freely switch between OS instances running simultaneously". VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

IntelliJ IDEA can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while VirtualBox is grouped under "Virtualization Platform".

Some of the features offered by IntelliJ IDEA are:

  • Smart Code Completion
  • On-the-fly Code Analysis
  • Advanced Refactorings

On the other hand, VirtualBox provides the following key features:

  • Portability
  • No hardware virtualization required
  • Guest Additions: shared folders, seamless windows, 3D virtualization

"Fantastically intelligent", "Best-in-class ide" and "Many languages support" are the key factors why developers consider IntelliJ IDEA; whereas "Free", "Easy" and "Default for vagrant" are the primary reasons why VirtualBox is favored.

Lyft, Asana, and Square are some of the popular companies that use IntelliJ IDEA, whereas VirtualBox is used by Lyft, Coursera, and Typeform. IntelliJ IDEA has a broader approval, being mentioned in 815 company stacks & 1065 developers stacks; compared to VirtualBox, which is listed in 724 company stacks and 976 developer stacks.

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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 VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
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    Avatar of SauloNunes
    Business Analyst with skills in FullStack Development Desktop Web and Mobile at LeanWork
    Review ofVirtualBoxVirtualBox

    Sometimes you will need to customize your virtualbox and you can easily add virtualbox commands inside your vagrantfile

    Example of USB connection Share Between Host and VM

    #Use $VBoxManage list usbhost To list Usb Ports and Get Your Device VENDORID and PRODUCTID
    
    v.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--usb", "on"]
    
    v.customize ['usbfilter', 'add', '0', '--target', :id, '--name', 'ESP', '--vendorid', '0x22b8', '--productid', '0x2e76']
    
    How developers use IntelliJ IDEA and VirtualBox
    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses VirtualBoxVirtualBox

    Network and security programs. install and run multiple operating systems. Good to understand computer networks - internet and multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication (combine a variety of software and services)

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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.

    Avatar of Kang Hyeon Ku
    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.

    Avatar of Dynamictivity
    Dynamictivity uses VirtualBoxVirtualBox

    We use Virtualbox in combination with Vagrant during development to ensure a consistent test/development environment. This helps to reduce the number of defects when our software goes to production.

    Avatar of Cyrus Stoller
    Cyrus Stoller uses VirtualBoxVirtualBox

    For running a VM locally with Vagrant. It can be a little irritable, but it's open source and free, so I'm not complaining. I would probably use VMWare, but I don't want to pay for it right now.

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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

    Avatar of davidk01
    davidk01 uses VirtualBoxVirtualBox

    Virtualbox is managed by Vagrant and it sets up a local development environment so that anyone can test their changes before pushing the changes upstream.

    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    Tim De Lange uses VirtualBoxVirtualBox

    Development test boxes. I dont like virtualbox that much - but for a while it was the only free vmware alternative.

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