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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CLion is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • CLion and Eclipse are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

CLion

89%
6 Ratings
7.7

Eclipse

77%
73 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

CLion

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Eclipse

90%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

CLion

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Eclipse

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

CLion

82%
7 Ratings
7.4

Eclipse

74%
39 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

JetBrains

CLion is best suited for day to day IDE for C and c++ programming projects. It integrates inbuilt support for GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) and works like a breeze on linux and *nix based platforms. While using this CLion IDE for different versions of projects, we faced a little difficulty to compare the differences of two versions of same file. This could be taken care of in next versions.
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Open Source

I think that if someone asked me for an IDE for Java programming, I would definitely recommend Eclipse as is one of the most complete solutions for this language out there. If the main programming language of that person is not Java, I don't think Eclipse would suit his needs[.]
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Pros

JetBrains

  • User-friendly UI
  • Supports VIM for fast coding
  • Smart code completion
  • Cross-platform support
  • Split-windows feature
  • Supports both C and C++
  • Provides free student license
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Open Source

  • Eclipse organizes imports well and does a good job presenting different programming languages.
  • Eclipse auto formats source code allowing customization and increased readability.
  • Eclipse reports errors automatically to users rather than logging it to the console.
  • Eclipse has coding shortcuts and auto-correction features allowing faster software development.
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Cons

JetBrains

  • Support for SoC from Nordic Semiconductor is not the best on the market.
  • It lacks CMake migration tool for older Make projects.
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Open Source

  • While the DB integration is broad (many connectors) it isn't particularly deep. So if you need to do serious DB work on (for example) SQL Server, it is sometimes necessary to go directly to the SQL Server Studio. But for general access and manipulation, it is ok.
  • The syntax formatting is sometimes painful to set up and doesn't always support things well. For example, it doesn't effectively support SCSS.
  • Using it for remote debugging in a VM works pretty well, but it is difficult to set up and there is no documentation I could find to really explain how to do it. When remote debugging, the editor does not necessarily integrate the remote context. So, for example, things like Pylint don't always find the libraries in the VM and display spurious errors.
  • The debugging console is not the default, and my choice is never remembered, so every time I restart my program, it's a dialog and several clicks to get it back. The debugging console has the same contextual problems with remote debugging that the editor does.
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Pricing Details

CLion

Starting Price

$8.9 per month

Editions & Modules

CLion editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
CLion for Organizations$19.901
All Products Pack for Organizations$64.902
CLion for Individuals$8.903
All Products Pack for Individuals$24.904

Footnotes

  1. per user, per month
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Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Eclipse

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Eclipse editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    JetBrains

    It has the features that I need for my coding
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    Open Source

    I love this product, what makes it one of the best tool out in the market is its ability to function with a wide range of languages. The online community support is superb, so you are never stuck on an issue. The customization is endless, you can keep adding plugins or jars for more functionalities as per your requirements. It's Free !!!
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    Usability

    JetBrains

    CLion does everything I ask it to do. For me, Unreal Engine 4 compatibility was essential and Epic Game and JetBrains delivered a solid alternative to spending a huge amount of money on the "standard" IDE for game development on Windows. The user interface is sharp and modern without all of the silly frills many software suites now employ. It integrates well with source control systems we use and also works well, as expected, with other JetBrains development tools and assistants.
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    Open Source

    It has everything that the developer needs to do the job. Few things that I have used in my day-to-day development 1. Console output. 2. Software flash functionality supporting multiple JTAG vendors like J-LINK. 3. Debugging capabilities like having a breakpoint, looking at the assembly, looking at the memory etc. this also applies to Embedded boards. 4. Plug-in like CMake, Doxygen and PlantUML are available.
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    Support Rating

    JetBrains

    I am giving it a 9 out of 10 because I did not even need official support from the CLion team but rather, every time I came across a problem, I have been able to solve it within the community itself. This is so precious that you don't even need the help of the program's development/support team. There's a huge community of users that backs you up.
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    Open Source

    I gave this rating because Eclipse is an open-source free IDE therefore no support system is available as far as I know. I have to go through other sources to solve my problem which is very tough and annoying. So if you are using Eclipse then you are on your own, as a student, it is not a big issue for me but for developers it is a need.
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    Alternatives Considered

    JetBrains

    CLion is at par when compared with many established IDEs. With lesser cost in owning this IDE to the ease of use of this IDE it can be very well chosen and opted for the main IDE with in your organization. Its plugin add on capabilities will surely help to integrate other compilers of other programming languages.
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    Open Source

    The installation, adaptability, and ease of usage for Eclipse are pretty high and simple compared to some of the other products. Also, the fact that it is almost a plug and play once the connections are established and once a new user gets the hang of the system comes pretty handy.
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    Return on Investment

    JetBrains

    • Greatly decreased initial time needed by a new employee to start coding.
    • Refactoring features allowed to reduce the technical debt in majority of our projects.
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    Open Source

    • This development environment offers the possibility of improving the productivity time of work teams by supporting the integration of large architectures.
    • It drives constant change and evolution in work teams thanks to its constant versioning.
    • It works well enough to develop continuous server client integrations, based on solid or any other programming principle.
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