Eclipse - A free IDE aimed at Java developers
January 30, 2018

Eclipse - A free IDE aimed at Java developers

Rhodri Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Eclipse

We use eclipse to develop our Java EE/JSF web server. JSF seamlessly integrates with eclipse with it's extensive selection of plugins allowing us to code in native JSF utilizing autocomplete. We use Jboss wildfly 8 as our application server which integrates very well with eclipse, I can start, stop, restart or start in debug mode all from eclipse' clear and concise GUI.

Pros

  • Integrates well with third party applications
  • Autocomplete is very useful (and with some additional configuration can work with third party libraries)
  • Provides a set of starter templates for a wide range of projects e.g. website, webapp, web server
  • It's customizable GUI is great as you constantly need to check contents of different files

Cons

  • Eclipse can sometimes be slow, especially when working on large projects
  • Eclipse has not impacted ROI to my knowledge
Eclipse provides the complexity necessary to trump Atom when working with Java, and is free when compared to WebStorm. NetBeans is a worthy competitor but it is all about preference.
Eclipse is a must-have if you are developing any of the following:

- Web app
- Large Java EE web server
- HTML website

I would not recommend it for the following:

- NodeJS development

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