Most Advanced and Open IDE to mostly all Developers
February 22, 2018

Most Advanced and Open IDE to mostly all Developers

Jose Miguel Siu Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Eclipse

We use Eclipse as our main IDE for all our Consultancy services. Eclipse is used as well for our main commercially distributed products: Bonita BPM , Talend ESB and OpenKM. We develop JEE apps, Restful Web Services, SOAP Web Services among others.
  • Easy to Install and configure.
  • Most expandable with modules and plugins.
  • Evolve fast as new technologies appears.
  • The community around Eclipse is very helpful.
  • Although the latest version has high DPI screen compatibility, I think it could be better.
  • Needs faster startup time from cold boot.
  • Needs to update the icon library, since it looks out dated.
  • Eclipse is an open source project, which leads you a 0 upfront investment .
  • The learning curve is very small, since I am sure most of the Java and PHP programmers learn to use it at school or at the University.
The community around Eclipse keeps the product updated and (mostly) clean of errors. There is no commercial owner of Eclipse, so innovation is top priority for the project which leads to be more open, customizable and friendly to the users. IntelliJ is a good competitor, but in terms of expandablity, Eclipse is still superior.
Eclipse supports a wide range of programming languages, so it fits perfectly if you do some Java EE with Javascript (Angular, NodeJS, etc). Put you are covered if you do PHP, plain HTML, Jasper Reports (custom eclipse). In short, Eclipse is a very versatile and is the preferred IDE for several Open and Non Open source projects.