Eclipse: The IDE for Java development
June 15, 2021

Eclipse: The IDE for Java development

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

Eclipse is used in different departments of my organization, mainly in all IT-related departments, where having a trustworthy IDE is a must. Its main purpose is to be a platform to work with Java projects. I use it myself professionally, but I've also used it when learning to program in Java.
  • Great IDE for Java programming
  • Lots of plugins and integrations, as it's open-source
  • UI is simple so it's easy to find everything you need for coding
  • The debugger is one of the best I've tried
  • When working with bigger projects takes up a lot of RAM and sometimes it crashes
  • Not so prepared for other languages than Java
  • Availability of a whole world plugins, which will add almost any extra feature you might need
  • It's free
  • The debugging tool it's truly excellent
  • It helped us to rapidly find errors in the code with its debugger
  • We could easily structure big projects
  • As a negative, we needed to migrate from Eclipse when we got into other languages
As previously said, Eclipse is one of the most complete and useful tools for Java development. And as a plus, it's open-source and free, so you won't beat that price-quality relation. When starting with Java projects, you won't fail with Eclipse. But, if you are getting into other programming languages, or your projects are getting bigger and bigger, you might consider switching to another solution.

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I think that if someone asked me for an IDE for Java programming, I would definitely recommend Eclipse as is one of the most complete solutions for this language out there. If the main programming language of that person is not Java, I don't think Eclipse would suit his needs[.]