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Difference between Eclipse and IntelliJ7.0

Krish Patel

Joined: Oct 30, 2007
Posts: 6
Hi DMitry,

Can we import all data from another files like Eclipse. I am new to java programming and using eclipse.
Gian Franco
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 975
I'm interested too...

We have a couple of projects in Eclipse...

From IBM WSAD 5.1 it took some hours for us to change to Eclipse 3.x,
and the former is Eclipse based as well.

Furthermore there are some specific features in WSAD that needed some
investigation as to how to reproduce in Eclipse 3.x.

All in all we lost the ability to perform some relatively small tasks
in WSAD 5.1,but gained much more by stepping over to Eclipse 3.x

Now I'm interested to see what IntelliJIDEA could offer more (or less) than Eclipse...


Gian Franco
[ November 05, 2007: Message edited by: Gian Franco ]

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Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
Posts: 2874
I would say, there is no comparison between IDEA and Eclipse. I have been using Eclipse previously from at least 3 years. But now I switched to IDEA. After that there was some licensing issue we were facing and then we tried to check out eclipse again. Believe me, it was a pain, not just because we were addicted to IDEA but IDEA is a much more better IDE. Specially in writing JSPs, JavaScript, and HTML stuff. You can easily navigate back and forth, do refactoring stuff. Its really intelligent. IDEA is giving me all that I needed. Its worth to purchase a license.

I am hearing good about NetBeans these days. I have tried 5.5 that one is not really a good substitute. I found that not better than Eclipse, even. But they did well, I would say. Hoping to get more good feature in coming releases. And planning to check out NetBeans 6.0 for any good.
Piotr Gmyz

Joined: Sep 02, 2007
Posts: 13
In my opinion, NetBeans is far easier to use than Eclipse. Although Eclipse is maybe more flexible and versatile, if you need a complete IDE to start with - I recommend using NetBeans.
There are many plugins for Eclipse, but finding a good and suitable one is a bit hard. One time I searched for a free plugin for JSP editing and after trying three of them I was still not satisfied. Then I installed NetBeans and... it all was there, in a bundle.
Well, I have never tried IDEA :roll: It is surely time to do so...

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Freddy Wong
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Joined: Sep 11, 2006
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Actually IntelliJ is as good as NetBeans. It's another IDE that works out of the box. Last time I tried the evaluation version of IntelliJ and I was quite satisfied with it. Haven't tried the new one, though. Too bad, it's not free. I just can't afford to buy it That's why I'm sticking with NetBeans.

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Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
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IntelliJ has alwayes targeted coders so it has the most powerful editor among other IDEs.
Add to this, it has an outstanding and working refactoring facilites and the new dependency matrix tool looks promising.
Not to mention an amazing Spring, Hibernate, Grails, JavaScript, CSS ... support and the cool icons (I like commander icon )
Why I don't like Eclipse (well, I like it but not as much IntelliJ) ?
The lack of high quality plugins but Europa version seems powerful.
Talking about IDE is like talking about programming languages, frameworks and girls.
Evey one has his own taste.
Rich Midwinter

Joined: Jan 06, 2004
Posts: 4
I found IDEA 6 pretty similar to Netbeans, certainly in that concept of providing everything you need rather than the third party plugin-focused architecture (although many are available). I think that's why Eclipse's growth has been so stunted. As I remember it excelled in the JEE domain far beyond Netbeans with beautifully simple wizards to get you started.

Unfortunately, the license expired and I wasn't really familiar enough to make the case for work buying me a copy so I've stuck with Netbeans (version 6 is coming along nicely) and, to a lesser extent, Eclipse since. Shame, it seems like a great IDE if you've got the spare cash.
Sunish Kumar

Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 6
I was a hard-core eclipse fan till I found Netbeans 6.0.
Eclipse has gone beyond an IDE. I was so frustrated to see that Visual Editor was not there in Europa.
Netbeans 6 is great with its Swing Application Framework support Databinding support and more.
Netbeans is aiming more at developers unlike eclipse which is aiming at commercial pluggin vendors.

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