IntelliJ IDEA improves productivity
May 25, 2021

IntelliJ IDEA improves productivity

David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ IDEA

Developers at my company are allowed to select their desired IDE tool. There are other developers using IntelliJ IDEA.
  • Code completion
  • Navigate to source code
  • Build tool integration
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Indexing can be slow
  • Has a lot of plugins that are automatically on
  • Better shell integration
  • Code Completion
  • Debugging
  • Build tool integration
  • Ease of use
  • More time in code, less time configuring the IDE means more engineering time
  • Integration with build tools means less time wasted on external build processes
  • Faster code analysis means I can develop code faster with less mistakes.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS) requires a lot of textual configuration, where IntelliJ IDEA provides a graphical interface with configuration options displayed. This matters a lot to me as I don't want to hunt around the internet to remember how to set different parameters that I don't use very often. This may be the biggest reason I don't use VS.

Eclipse was great for when I was in college, but the power offered by IDEA is so much better that I haven't actually looked back since.

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IntelliJ IDEA has been a great tool to develop Javascript and Java services for myself. Debugging/Running code is effortless and requires minimal configuration by the user.

I prefer using a GUI to text configuration, and IntelliJ IDEA provides that very well. It would be nice if they provided textual configuration in addition to the UI.

There are many default configurations to run different scripts without having to search the internet to find examples for how to get the IDE set up.