IntelliJ IDEA--A very user-friendly and effective IDE for Java
May 24, 2021

IntelliJ IDEA--A very user-friendly and effective IDE for Java

Tharsanan Kurukulasingam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ IDEA

My day-to-day work involves Java development and version control related tasks. IntelliJ IDEA is a very use full editor that solves many aspects of the development. Switching between branches, committing the changes is very straightforward. I find it very easy to write Java code in this IDE because of the simple and straightforward UI.
  • UI is very intuitive
  • Built-in IntelliSense for Java
  • A lot of plugins to try out
  • Performance and CPU usage
  • It would be great if Intellij has a workspace concept
  • Intellij can improve on handling large projects.
  • A lot of plugins to use
  • IntelliSense
  • Super cool UI--especially the viewing modes
  • Version control makes the day-to-day activity super easy, so increased efficiency.
  • It helps a developer to comfortably and easily write code.
  • IntelliSense increased the productivity and increased the speed of writing code.
UI--IntelliJ IDEA is the winner.
IntelliSense--Again, IntelliJ IDEA is the winner.
Performance and CPU usage - IntelliJ IDEA has a lot of room to improve on this. Eclipse handle the large projects more effectively than IntelliJ IDEA.
Work on large projects--Eclipse is an easy-to-use IDE when it comes to handling complex and large projects. (Workspace concept in Eclipse is useful in this case.)

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Write Java code--IntelliJ IDEA is the best IDE for Java I ever used. The built-in IntelliSense make the development very easy and fast.

Intuitive UI--A very simple but complete UI learning curve for a beginner is very low compared to other IDEs. Personally this UI makes me comfortable while working.

Handling large projects--In this area, IntelliJ IDEA has some downsides. When opening a large project in IntelliJ IDEA, often my laptop hangs. So to work with large projects, I would recommend Eclipse.

Version control--Super easy in Intellij IDEA. It's easy to switch between branches, committing, seeing annotations, history, etc. The built-in version control system is super cool.