Free doesn't mean lacking in features
Updated April 26, 2022

Free doesn't mean lacking in features

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

We use Eclipse for developing the software. The software is developed in JAVA with a usage of Spring, Hibernate and some other frameworks. As we can choose from 2 IDE products within our IT department, it can be used by whoever decides to use it. It addresses business problems connected with our software.
  • Free of charge
  • Customizable
  • Plugin integration
  • Easy to use
  • Sometimes freezes
  • It would be great to have some built-in code replacement feature
  • Free of charge
  • Plugin integration
  • Easy to use
  • As it is free of charge, the company saved money
  • Given all the plugin integration and code completion, software development is faster
  • Application server integration also helps to speed up development
Compared to IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse is free of charge and that is the main advantage for me. Over the time I got used to Eclipse, I didn't want to switch even though I could, because all I need is there and it works like a charm. Compared to NetBeans, I found the community of Eclipse much bigger and troubleshooting is much easier.

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

As Eclipse is free of charge, my organization saves the money for license purchases. Even though the product is free, it does not mean it lacks features as code completion, plugin integration, all of these work well. I like the fact I can open multiple projects in project explorer, and I have them accessible all in one place without the need to open a new window.