IntelliJ-- finally a usable java IDE
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 18, 2019

IntelliJ-- finally a usable java IDE

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ is used by myself and my team whenever we need to develop any java applications that are more than 2-3 packages. It's much simpler than Eclipse or any other open source IDE. Yes, you have to pay for it, and it can get expensive if you're an independent contractor, but as a company, it's an easily justifiable expense.
  • Indexing files and adjusting the project quickly.
  • Wide access to plugins.
  • Great company product support.
  • Slow indexing with large projects.
  • Complicated and slow-to-learn UI.
  • Facilitates effective programming from multiple members.
  • Allows teammates to work quicker and get the programming tools they need with actual support.
IntelliJ is much more polished and is consistently updated with quality features. Yes, it has its flaws, but using Eclipse is the IDE equivalent of Windows Vista. I would much rather spend the extra time learning how to use all the intricate features than not have the features available to me at all.
IntelliJ is great for all your complex java projects. It is quite a heavy program, so you're going to need some decent hardware to run it. It definitely is not good for scripting up quick solutions, as it takes a lot of set up to start coding, debugging, and running effectively.