Eclipse good for Java
April 11, 2019

Eclipse good for Java

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Eclipse

Eclipse is used primarily by developers. Eclipse is a development tool IDE that is used to create applications in Java. Eclipse is one of the many leading tools used when developing Java applications and is widely used and well supported.
  • Eclipse is good at telling the developer when there are issues with the code or even with the build.
  • Eclipse has code autocomplete which saves me time when coding, it will even import when I attempt to use a library.
  • Can integrate with plugins such as Ivy for dependency management.
  • It is a resource hog this is probably caused by it constantly analyzing code on the fly. I do recommend closing it when not in use.
  • The autocomplete can sometimes be a pain and start freezing.
  • Having a single tool for Java development that all developers use.
  • On the fly code compiling and build checks prevent developers from writing in bugs.
I have always used Eclipse when writing in Java. I have tried IntelliJ which also isn't a bad option. Most things are similar within these products, there is just a different UI.
Great for development for enterprise level Java applications.