Eclipse: Grand Old IDE
October 11, 2021

Eclipse: Grand Old IDE

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

Eclipse is used in [the] software development department by developers that need to write code in Java programming language. As it's an integrated development environment (IDE), it speeds up the code writing and compilation processes by having features that assist with tasks that developers have to deal with daily, like code completion and unit testing.
  • Unit testing
  • Eclipse Marketplace
  • Code completion
  • UI should be modernized and could be more user friendly
  • Using workspaces could be voluntary
  • Installable addon software
  • Reliable
  • Updated often, well supported
  • Great IDE for developers for free
  • Speeds up development processes
  • Most new employees are already familiar with it, no training needed
Eclipse stands out with its feature set, reliability, and being completely free of charge. I have previously used NetBeans but had reliability issues with it, at least on Windows version. IDEA has modern UI and is significantly more user friendly than Eclipse; however, the free version has limited feature set, and it doesn't have the addons of Eclipse Marketplace.

Do you think Eclipse delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Eclipse's feature set?

Yes

Did Eclipse live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Eclipse go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Eclipse again?

Yes

[The] biggest advantage of Eclipse is the large amount of installable addon software available for it in Eclipse Marketplace, and it's easy to install them through the UI. It's a great and established IDE with every feature available you would imagine you ever need, but the UI is dated, and more user friendly options exist.