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IntelliJ IDEA

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Likelihood to Recommend

Axway Appcelerator

I do not think I can recommend Appcelerator at this point due to the issues with Appcelerator studio, lack of good debugging support, lack of thorough documentation and forums and the additional cost overhead of licenses. The pros are just that it allows for cross-platform development. However, Cordova does a much better job of it and excels at places where Appcelerator currently struggles
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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA has been a great tool to develop Javascript and Java services for myself. Debugging/Running code is effortless and requires minimal configuration by the user. I prefer using a GUI to text configuration, and IntelliJ IDEA provides that very well. It would be nice if they provided textual configuration in addition to the UI.There are many default configurations to run different scripts without having to search the internet to find examples for how to get the IDE set up.
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Axway Appcelerator

  • Adds structure to your code through Alloy framework.
  • Easy to integrate with iOS SDK and to build and run iOS apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliJ IDEA

  • Unit testing: Fully integrated into IntelliJ IDEA. Your unit tests will run smoothly and efficiently, with excellent debugging tools for when things get tricky.
  • Spring integration: Our Spring project using Maven works flawlessly in IntelliJ IDEA. I know firsthand that Apache is also easily and readily supported too. The integration is seamless and very easy to set up using IntelliJ IDEA's set up wizard when importing new projects.
  • Customization: IntelliJ IDEA comes out of the box with a bunch of handy shortcuts, as well as text prediction, syntax error detection, and other tools to help keep your code clean. But even better is that it allows for total customization of shortcuts you can easily create to suit your needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axway Appcelerator

  • It is very hard to debug your code. Breakpoints never worked for us even with the latest Appcelerator Studio and we had to rely on log statements to debug.
  • There is a need to purchase licenses from Appcelerator to run the code on a device or for creating iOS distribution builds. This is an additional cost when you have already paid for Apple developer program for precisely these things.
  • If things are broken due to lack to support between Appcelerator and a new iOS version, you pretty much have to rely on a new version release from Appcelerator for the issue to be fixed.
  • It is difficult to create enterprise distribution builds where the distribution certificate is owned by your organization's team and you only have a development certificate for the same.
  • The forums on developer.appcelerator.com are seldom helpful. It is hard to find solutions for issues even on other forums like stack overflow.
  • Documentation needs to be improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliJ IDEA

  • IntelliJ IDEA wins as long as the language is Java. Outside that , e.g., in other languages, it is not so advanced.
  • It is licensed, with a steep licensing cost. All features are not included in the free edition.
  • It is not as light as Eclipse, so in a weak system, it can be a pain.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axway Appcelerator

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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0
Based on 1 answer
VS Code is maturing and has a Scala plugin now. The overall experience with VS Code - for web development at least - is very snappy/fast. IntelliJ feels a bit sluggish in comparison. If that Scala plugin for VS Code is deemed mature enough - we may not bother renewing and resort to the Community Edition if we need it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axway Appcelerator

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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 9.4
Based on 5 answers
User experience is one of the top points that distinguish IntelliJ from other Java IDEs. Migrating from other IDEs to IntelliJ is very easy, importing the code formatting style is easy as well. It is just a very smooth process and a decision I think any pro Java developer should make.
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axway Appcelerator

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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 9.0
Based on 23 answers
I never really needed support as the product is solid. Any questions that do come up can usually be resolved via online resources. IntelliJ IDEA is popular enough to have a big enough community for you to find answers to common questions. They do have a public bug tracker if you run into issues, but I personally find it difficult to navigate and keep track of.
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Implementation Rating

Axway Appcelerator

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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 9.0
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This installs just like any other application - its pretty straight forward. Perhaps licensing could be more challenging - but if you use the cloud licensing they offer its as simple as having engineers login to the application and it just works.
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Alternatives Considered

Axway Appcelerator

Appcelerator makes you write a structured code whereas Cordova just packages your code and you are free to structure it. Appcelerator bridges your javascript code with native code and that would make it run faster than javascript code in Cordova apps. However, with recent mobile browsers, you would hardly notice any performance deterioration with Cordova apps. Appcelerator struggles with issues related to its IDE, debugging, documentation and forums and additional costs. Cordova makes it much more simpler to develop cross-platform apps with better developer support, debugging support, documentation and forums minus the additional costs.
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IntelliJ IDEA

We actually use both Eclipse and IntelliJ for our Java applications. We left it up to developers to choose use either or both tools for their work, in case they want IntelliJ our department supported the fee for use. In general developers preferred IntelliJ for Java application development, and Eclipse for web development or integration project. There wasn't a big learning huddle when developers switch one environment to the other. By this the two tools are complementary, and not conflict.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axway Appcelerator

  • We were able to build and deploy a mobile app with Appcelerator. However, the platform still has issues and does not cover our needs as much as some of its competitor like cordova does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliJ IDEA

  • IDEA significantly speeds up the development lifecycle. Developers can think more about their code and less about what needs to be done at the syntax and filesystem level.
  • IDEA has such a large user base that it's easy to find people for your organisation that can hit the ground running with it.
  • Using a standard code template helps to standardise the code across the team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Axway Appcelerator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Axway Appcelerator Editions & Modules

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IntelliJ IDEA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IntelliJ IDEA Editions & Modules

Edition
Intellij Idea Ultimate$49.001
  1. Per User Per Month
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