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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As Eclipse is free of charge, my organization saves the money for license purchases. Even though the product is free, it does not mean it lacks features as code completion, plugin integration, all of these work well. I like the fact I can open multiple projects in project explorer, and I have them accessible all in one place without the need to open a new window.
November 04, 2021

Feature rich IDE

Score 9 out of 10
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Eclipse IDE is very well suited for very large code base projects where in the code files runs into 100s of source files or even thousands of source files. The left pane of file listing comes very handy when you are searching some specific searches across that huge code base of 1000s of source files within your project. Debugging features are rich in this IDE.
Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse is great for small teams/apps with a tight budget. It does not make sense for larger organizations with heavy integrations with other apps. In that case, a Visual Studio solution would make sense. Also, Eclipse doesn't tie you down to a certain OS environment so you can work in Linux or windows. Also, this is a great application just to learn programming quickly and easily for new devs or even writing small programs to automate tasks.
Ejaz Hussain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It's an easy to use IDE which fulfills almost every purpose for a developer. For me I would highly recommend using this IDE when working with Java or Javascript programming language. However it supports other languages too with availability of different perspective.
October 11, 2021

Eclipse: Grand Old IDE

Score 7 out of 10
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[The] biggest advantage of Eclipse is the large amount of installable addon software available for it in Eclipse Marketplace, and it's easy to install them through the UI. It's a great and established IDE with every feature available you would imagine you ever need, but the UI is dated, and more user friendly options exist.
Score 1 out of 10
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To be honest, I don't recommend Eclipse at all. [In my opinion] it's an old IDE, with bad interface, confusing usability, with high memory consumption and there are better, smarter, more feature-rich, and lighter IDEs than Eclipse.
Tharsanan Kurukulasingam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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For Large project, Eclipse is well suited to its competitors.
If you are looking to start with development (java), then Eclipse is a nice place to get started.
Eclipse is free so for individual programmers, it's well suited.
If you need cool UI with good IntelliSense then maybe eclipse is not for you.
Score 7 out of 10
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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[.]
Score 7 out of 10
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It is amazing and the best IDE for Java that I recommend to other developers. If you disable some of the unnecessary spell check and the plugins, and also change the theme it can be very nice and fast, and it helps to improve performance. Also it is really good to have it on your resume.
Rajshekhar Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse is most suitable for students who are beginners in the world of programming, its simple layout and fast behavior helps the student to learn faster, become comfortable faster and students can quickly understand the layout of Eclipse as it is the mother IDE of all IDEs. But if you are not a beginner, and do something like developing a real-time software or website, you should use IntelliJ IDEA for this purpose as 65% of Java developers are currently using IntelliJ.
Akash Khurana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Appropriate:
  • Development of the Java Enterprise application.
  • It is open-source, has advanced debugging options, and is easy to use.
  • Install several other plugins in Eclipse like Git, SVN for the Version Control System, and Lambok for code shorthand.
Less appropriate:
  • Less appropriate for the very large project as it consumes large memory and the system starts hanging, which leads to slow development
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Eclipse is my go-to environment for Java development. I've also used it for embedded, C/C++, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and more. Sometimes you need a few versions of Eclipse so it is easier to work between the different types of projects. Because Eclipse is open source there is a very large support base. I've used some of the enterprise versions of Eclipse before, but never really needed the paid features.
Score 10 out of 10
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Since it is a modern development IDE, it can be used by both novices and experts alike to build effective applications and software. Working on Eclipse makes it very comfortable to write code and debug it. It is also free to use and we don't need to spend money to get Eclipse. Vibrant plugins are offered in the Eclipse marketplace as well.
Sudha Govindaraju | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Eclipse IDE is just as useful as any other IDE's on the market. One good thing about Eclipse IDE is free to use. It is extremely fast and flexible, and is very powerful for refactoring when working with several projects. However, Eclipse IDE misses many features compared to, say IntelliJ, but it does have a huge array of plugins delivering capabilities that aren't necessarily available with any other platform.
January 10, 2020

My Take on Eclipse

Score 10 out of 10
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It speeds up and solves development mechanisms at my organization in order such as allowing users to easily perform Proof of Concepts around multiple technology stacks around java and as well the faster development process helps as well. Predictors for development based upon the choice of language. Multiple variants of specific development stacks.
Score 7 out of 10
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I prefer to use Eclipse ONLY if my projects are configured using a build tool like Maven or Gradle. It is incredibly tedious to configure projects otherwise due to the classpath issues.

NetBeans is much more straight forward and more straightforward to configure the libraries and dependencies when a project is built with no build tools.
Score 7 out of 10
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Eclipse platform is really well suited for the development of projects written in low-level languages. Versatile implementation of the OSGI framework specification is capable of dynamically running multiple separate extensions. On the other hand, for Java and Scala-based projects, better environments exist which are outperforming Eclipse in several areas such as stability and ease of use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Eclipse has a better ABAP editor than the built-in editor with SAP. Code completion, error checking, syntax checking, its all handled better in Eclipse. It is also one of the only ways to develop CDS views which drive an awful lot of SAP HANA functionality such as machine learning, and some of their newest programming models.