Eclipse - Ocean of Plugins
November 21, 2019

Eclipse - Ocean of Plugins

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

Eclipse is being used across the organization on various platforms. Multiple projects built on Java are implemented on Eclipse.
  • Integration with database drivers.
  • Availability of plugins for pretty much any implementation that can be seamlessly integrated.
  • Ability to profile the code to identify memory and data leaks causing the application to slow down.
  • On some configurations, Eclipse can get extremely slow in responding, and its a known issue with many users facing similar problems. This is very inconsistent.
  • Some versions of Eclipse does not support the automatic code completion for JavaServer Faces and JavaFX tags.
  • Eclipse is an open-source product with a large user base and vast availability of plugins, and it's a positive ROI for the business.
  • You don't have to purchase licenses to use it and seamlessly integrates with all major application servers.
Eclipse and NetBeans are open-sourced and does not require a license to use the software. However, Eclipse has a wide selection of plugins to choose from to integrate any tools within the workspace, making development more accessible, and reducing the developer effort.
Eclipse has a vast user base on stack overflow and other active developer forums, and mostly you can always troubleshoot following the documentation.

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I prefer to use Eclipse ONLY if my projects are configured using a build tool like Maven or Gradle. It is incredibly tedious to configure projects otherwise due to the classpath issues.

NetBeans is much more straight forward and more straightforward to configure the libraries and dependencies when a project is built with no build tools.