Eclipse-Developer Tool
May 04, 2018

Eclipse-Developer Tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Eclipse

We have been widely using eclipse IDE for developing various Java and J2EE applications in our organizations. We also use it for developing other scripting languages like javascript, widgets and other programming languages. But we mostly use it for Java applications. Eclipse also has had the capability to configure mobile based plugins/extensions for Android and iOS and to develop applications for mobile use. Eclipse has eased a lot of development and fast-tracked the development effort which directly increases the productivity of code and speeds up the delivery process.
  • Eclipse's latest version like neon, Zuno has inbuilt maven plugins where we can leverage the code integration and check in with various source control management tools like SVN, Github etc.
  • As said earlier, Eclipse also has the capability of extending plugins that are required for Andriod and iOS mobile applications.
  • The best I could say is it provided a lot of shortcuts for development like providing different Java API in front instead of the developer being typing.
  • I think it needs improvement in GWT applications.
  • More support for mobile simulation is required for iOS-based applications.
  • As said, it increases speed in code delivery as it provided a lot of shortcuts for a developer to develop code.
  • It has a lot of integrations with source control management tool which assists in proper code maintenance.
I have used IBM Rational Application Developer earlier but that consumes a lot of space and slows down our PC/laptop. Compare to such tools, Eclipse is a lighter version and consumes less space and provides faster response once it is loaded. I would prefer Eclipse anytime when compare to other tools like IBM RAD, NetBeans.
Eclipse is well suited for all Java-based applications. And mostly for developing major J2EE applications. Its very good for Java beginners to Java professionals. It has a lot of inbuilt tools which ease developer life. For instance, if you need a web service skeleton for testing purposes that can be achieved within minutes. Eclipse has very good debugging tools that ease code debugging. Though eclipse provides tools for other programming languages like C, C++, visual studio it is not well versed in that area.