IntelliJ IDEA provides the most flexible option with a full feature set to our engineering organization
July 30, 2021

IntelliJ IDEA provides the most flexible option with a full feature set to our engineering organization

Chris Barretto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ IDEA

We use IntelliJ IDEA as engineering discretion. If an engineer would like to use it as their IDE, then they can submit a ticket where a license will be provisioned through their SSO. Tapping from the license pool and automatically binding it to our SSO makes it very easy to distribute and manage.
  • Key mapping preferences
  • Compiling strategies (build now vs build on pause)
  • Linked classes/methods (can click onto referring method and go into file)
  • Project search
  • Sometimes can be a memory hog. Occasionally I'd have to restart IntelliJ to get my machine running smoothly again
  • Ease and distribution of license management
  • How ease of writing code translates to velocity and throughput
  • There are a consistent amount of engineers that use IntelliJ as their go-to IDE. They've either been using it for years or eager to use a non-freeware IDE for the feature set that it opens up
IntelliJ has the richest and most complete set of features out of all the IDEs I've tried. There is the most compatibility across different languages and caters to different compilation strategies. The updates come very regularly, so we know that the product is constantly evolving and getting better. It is the most used across our engineering org.

Do you think IntelliJ IDEA delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with IntelliJ IDEA's feature set?

Yes

Did IntelliJ IDEA live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of IntelliJ IDEA go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy IntelliJ IDEA again?

Yes

I think it does a very good job as an IDE across a whole gamut of different languages. Syntax highlighting is obviously top-notch, and the flexibility of custom key bindings/mappings really cater to the engineer's nuances.