Eclipse the most famous IDE, open, free, great community but unstable
August 30, 2016

Eclipse the most famous IDE, open, free, great community but unstable

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

Eclipse is used as main IDE in my whole company. It is one of the most known IDE in the world, it has a great of community of people that keep it up to date. It is open to be customized as you need, you can also crate you eclipse based tool. It's also easy to develop plugins.
  • Java developing. If you start learning shortcuts you can develop very very fast
  • Very extensible. Is not only easy to develop, you can create your own tools starting from that.
  • Well known, it's always easy to solve problems or to find plugins that you need
  • Not so reliable. It's always affected by glitches or things that don't work well. Sometime you lose time keeping doing manual refresh and other things like that
  • External languages recognition. You will have tons of validation problem if your project contains javascript and/or xml code
  • It allowed us to develop easily J2EE code
Eclipse is better than NetBeans and worse than Intellij, a very reliable software but it's not free. My company chose Eclipse
The more the environment is strict the worse Eclipse works. Sometimes you lose too much time solving IDE related problems. It's the standard de facto, easy to share information