Perfect solution for your low-level language project!
November 07, 2019

Perfect solution for your low-level language project!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Eclipse

In our company currently, Eclipse is being phased-out, since other products were decided to serve as the main integrated development environment used for Java and other JVM languages. However, it is still widely used for the development of existing software in low-level languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. Thanks to its vast ecosystem of various plug-ins it helps a lot to increase the productivity of development.
  • Efficient architecture with plug-ins providing all the functionality on top of the powerful run-time system.
  • The ecosystem of different plug-ins for a wide variety of neat features.
  • Rich client platform for implementing robust desktop applications.
  • The design of the UI could be improved and modernized.
  • Integration with version control systems is a bit slow.
  • Syntax prediction tools are solved better in other IDE products.
  • It enabled our firmware programmers to do the rapid development of embedded system prototypes.
  • Licensing model based on Eclipse Public License suites our business needs.
  • Faster time-to-market was achieved thanks to the debugging capabilities of Eclipse.
Various plug-ins allow using Eclipse for a diverse range of languages that are not that well supported by other solutions. Generally, other products are very often specialized in a specific technology and are not working well for less popular languages. Contrarily Eclipse provides good enough support for the majority of languages that are present currently on the market.
All the Eclipse platform source code is publicly available which makes it very easy to solve your problems on your own. Sometimes it is more efficient to get an assist from various project experts which are straightforward to reach. There are also third-party companies offering good quality, professional support with quite an affordable pricing.

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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.