Intellij is the best IDE out there
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 02, 2018

Intellij is the best IDE out there

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Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is currently being used across the team . It helps us code efficiently as its easy to track project structures, go back to originating classes and modules to understand a project better. I personally like using this IDE to modify existing project code, as tracking of referenced objects and classes is helpful.
  • Helps find repetitive blocks of code.
  • Very good for refactoring code.
  • Easy to catch errors before compiling code, this saves time.
  • CPU intensive to run on the computer especially as project gets bigger.
  • May require a bit of reading to learn how to use the tool efficiently.
  • Could be a bit more user friendly, the tips sections do help though.
  • Helped me write better performing code.
  • Saves me time by reducing the number of compilation errors seen as it has good code correction features.
  • Easy to integrate with GitHub and be current with latest commits.
It has, been a while since I have used Eclipse. It may be better now but I do prefer the user interface of Intellij. To be fair Intellij does seem more intelligent when it comes to keeping track of your project and coding styles. Autocomplete, refactoring and debugging seems to be easier done in this IDE.
IntelliJ IDEA recently helped me in refactoring an old code base. Its code duplication and referenced object features helped immensely in understanding the project and helped me write code more efficiently. Most of the IDE features require learning a lot of keyboard shortcuts if you want to save time, but this is a steep learning slope as memorizing them takes time. In the end, you only use features for which you remember keyboard shortcuts.