Eclipse IDE- easy to use and free!
Updated January 16, 2020

Eclipse IDE- easy to use and free!

Sudha Govindaraju | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Eclipse

I was a developer for a startup based in Houston. I used the Eclipse IDE to mainly develop Java applications. The Eclipse Software Development Kit(SDK) includes Java developers is meant for Java developers like me. It is free and open-source software. It also helped me develop applications in other programming languages via plug-ins. It really benefited our company as being the one IDE that supports programming in multiple languages.
  • Great framework for building Java applications.
  • Tons of great tools to add on it.
  • Running off and building something when the user doesn't ask it to.
  • Loses its way often/glitches which can require a restart.
  • Free to use, so no expense there.
  • Sometimes unstable, so could delay projects.
As I already said, Eclipse might not have all the features supported by IntelliJ. However, the variety of plugins available in Eclipse make it much flexible to work with. Another main reason to go for this product was because of price (free). Since I worked for a startup, the budget on the project was low so Eclipse worked well for us.
I was satisfied with the use of Eclipse as long as my project worked.

Do you think Eclipse delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Eclipse's feature set?

No

Did Eclipse live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Eclipse go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Eclipse again?

Yes

Eclipse IDE is just as useful as any other IDE's on the market. One good thing about Eclipse IDE is free to use. It is extremely fast and flexible, and is very powerful for refactoring when working with several projects. However, Eclipse IDE misses many features compared to, say IntelliJ, but it does have a huge array of plugins delivering capabilities that aren't necessarily available with any other platform.