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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • IntelliJ IDEA is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

1.0

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

10%
1 Rating
9.3

IntelliJ IDEA

93%
55 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

IntelliJ IDEA

50%
1 Rating

Usability

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

IntelliJ IDEA

91%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

IntelliJ IDEA

89%
28 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IntelliJ IDEA

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliJ IDEA

For a modern software project, where you want to store everything as code, from the backend to the frontend, to the DB patch scripts, to the documents, API specs, diagrams, infrastructure-as-code, etc. IntelliJ is basically your one-stop. In the same IDE, you can write code, write a spec, draw diagrams, make changes to patch scripts, infrastructure definition.
Tung Vu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

  • 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 (discontinued)

  • 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

Pricing Details

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IntelliJ IDEA

General

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

Starting Price

$49 Per User Per Month

IntelliJ IDEA Editions & Modules

Edition
Intellij Idea Ultimate$49.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 9.1
Based on 4 answers
The user interface for IntelliJ Idea is phenomenal. It's got the usual JetBrains interface but it works well to support all Java processes. All in all, it is a solid product and to be expected from JetBrains who creates this integrated development environment software. It allows me to test in the IDE and run other manual workflows automatically such as install packages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 8.9
Based on 28 answers
Customer support is really good in the case of IntelliJ. If you are paying for this product then, the company makes sure that you will get all the services adequately. Regular update patches are provided to improve the IDE. An online bug report makes it easier for the developers to find the solution as fast as possible. The large online community also helps to find the various solutions to the issues.
Kunal Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliJ IDEA

Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS) requires a lot of textual configuration, where IntelliJ IDEA provides a graphical interface with configuration options displayed. This matters a lot to me as I don't want to hunt around the internet to remember how to set different parameters that I don't use very often. This may be the biggest reason I don't use VS.Eclipse was great for when I was in college, but the power offered by IDEA is so much better that I haven't actually looked back since.
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axway Appcelerator (discontinued)

  • 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

  • IntelliJ wasn't provided as complimentary, but the pricing was reasonable. We're healthcare organization of which our applications used to be mission critical and affect to patient safety, we were willing to pay the price.
  • With the pricing, business support was good and well conducted during the project.
  • Overall it was cost-effective as it saved our developers' time in general. (We don't have quantitative measure but we got feedback from them)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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