Eclipse

Eclipse

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Feature rich IDE

9 out of 10
November 04, 2021
We the entire team at my company use Eclipse as the primary IDE for both Java and C++ development projects. We use it for both CDT and JDT …
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Eclipse: Grand Old IDE

7 out of 10
October 11, 2021
Eclipse is used in [the] software development department by developers that need to write code in Java programming language. As it's an …
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What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE).

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What is IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for Java Virtual Machine (JVM) from JetBrains. The vendor states IntelliJ IDEA analyzes code, looking for connections between symbols across all project files and languages. Using this information it provides indepth coding assistance, quick navigation, clever error analysis,…

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What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE).

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What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE).

What is Eclipse's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.4.

Who uses Eclipse?

The most common users of Eclipse are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Compared to IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse is free of charge and that is the main advantage for me. Over the time I got used to Eclipse, I didn't want to switch even though I could, because all I need is there and it works like a charm. Compared to NetBeans, I found the community of Eclipse much bigger and troubleshooting is much easier.
November 04, 2021

Feature rich IDE

Score 9 out of 10
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Eclipse IDE is great when compared to other IDEs like Visual Studio IDE, Intelli J IDEA, Net Beans IDE. It loads up fast and opens up the workspace very fast. The auto saving feature of the entire workspace is really great for developers who frequently forget to save their workspace when they are thinking about the solution to their business logic.
Score 7 out of 10
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Visual Studio is a better solution for larger applications and organizations. Eclipse is free and good for small companies/applications. VS also integrated well with the Microsoft environment. However, Eclipse is not tied to any environment and can be used with multiple OS systems. It's a cost-benefit situation here. VS does provide a lot of integrations with Azure, etc, and also has good support for it.
Giovanni Paredes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Above all, the great variety of plugins that eclipse offers you for your developments, allowing you to consume personalized libraries that can help you in your development. Also its implementation is simpler and faster allowing you to establish a development environment even faster than normal allowing you to be more efficient.
October 11, 2021

Eclipse: Grand Old IDE

Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse stands out with its feature set, reliability, and being completely free of charge. I have previously used NetBeans but had reliability issues with it, at least on Windows version. IDEA has modern UI and is significantly more user friendly than Eclipse; however, the free version has limited feature set, and it doesn't have the addons of Eclipse Marketplace.
Tharsanan Kurukulasingam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse is far better than NetBeans. But when compared to IntellijIdea Eclipse is a good choice when it comes to handling large projects and costs. Eclipse has room to improve on its UI and IntelliSense.
Score 7 out of 10
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As previously said, Eclipse is one of the most complete and useful tools for Java development. And as a plus, it's open-source and free, so you won't beat that price-quality relation. When starting with Java projects, you won't fail with Eclipse. But, if you are getting into other programming languages, or your projects are getting bigger and bigger, you might consider switching to another solution.
Score 7 out of 10
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I think Eclipse is best for Java while the other products, for example, NetBeans, is good for PHP. Visual Studio is really good for C#. I would still say Eclipse is really good overall, but awesome for Java developers.
Rajshekhar Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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As compared to NetBeans, Eclipse is much faster. NetBeans needs to have JDK 1.8 which sometimes creates problems if your system already has a higher version installed, besides it has a glassfish server which is hard to configure. Integration of MySQL or other database is simpler in Eclipse. If you are new in java I never suggest you use NetBeans because it has drag-and-drop feature for swing and at packages which are good for production but not for education because you have to learn those classes by yourself, but in NetBeans, you cannot.
Akash Khurana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Eclipse is simple and user friendly while other IDEs are much complex and tough to use. There are advanced debugging options available in Eclipse with external plugins and Maven Support. There is special support for the J-Unit test cases in Eclipse, which most of the other IDEs do not have.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Eclipse beats all other Java IDEs in my honest opinion. I've tried NetBeans (among others) in the past for Java projects, but didn't see the same value which Eclipse provides. I have moved over to Visual Studio Code for Node.js, React Native and other JavaScript specific projects mainly because there is more community adoption which improves ease of learning the platform. Eclipse is still where I code 99% of the time.
February 11, 2020

Coffee and Eclipse

Score 10 out of 10
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First thing, Eclipse is free. So zero cost as compared to other alternatives. Eclipse has tons of tools/plugins for better development/testing, helping devs, making their lives easier.
Score 10 out of 10
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Eclipse offers all the features in the other IDEs but without any cost. It also is memory efficient as compared to other IDEs. Various themes are available in eclipse and we can customize it according to our needs very easily. The Windows Toolkit allows us to build desktop applications using the Swing library and AWT library.
Sudha Govindaraju | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As I already said, Eclipse might not have all the features supported by IntelliJ. However, the variety of plugins available in Eclipse make it much flexible to work with. Another main reason to go for this product was because of price (free). Since I worked for a startup, the budget on the project was low so Eclipse worked well for us.
Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse was used for 3-5 years until IntelliJ became the more preferred IDE because IntelliJ has better code formatting, presentation, and navigation between different types of files. IntelliJ has a shorter learning curve and setup is easier especially for less experienced users. IntelliJ features are superior compared to those features on Eclipse while making user operations simpler.
Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse and NetBeans are open-sourced and does not require a license to use the software. However, Eclipse has a wide selection of plugins to choose from to integrate any tools within the workspace, making development more accessible, and reducing the developer effort.
Score 7 out of 10
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Various plug-ins allow using Eclipse for a diverse range of languages that are not that well supported by other solutions. Generally, other products are very often specialized in a specific technology and are not working well for less popular languages. Contrarily Eclipse provides good enough support for the majority of languages that are present currently on the market.
Larry Reed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I've used Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, and VSCode. Visual Studio was very good but highly oriented towards a rather limited set of uses. I chose to use Eclipse for two primary reasons:

First, it was more flexible, Open Source, and supported a much wider variety of languages and tools.
Second, I wanted an environment that was independent of any of the ones companies I worked for would standardize on because I did a fair amount of development for personal reasons and I didn't want to be switching back and forth all the time.

This past year, I switched to VSCode because my company standardized on it and maintaining Eclipse separately became too much trouble. For those areas in which most of my development occurred, VSCode worked pretty well.
Score 8 out of 10
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Visual Studio Code can also be used for CDS development. It is quite lightweight and useful when developing for web environments. Eclipse however, has an ABAP environment as well as the HANA tools. This makes Eclipse (in my opinion) a better solution for a more well-rounded SAP developer given these extra features.
October 25, 2019

GPA Eclipse Review

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Sublime Text, Notepad++, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Atom and NetBeans
These are all very similar in what they can do, and so they all stack up very similarly. I personally have found that Eclipse did a little bit better when it came to programming with java and so that is why we went with it for the classes coding in Java.