I've been an IntelliJ IDEA fan for quite a long time but there are pretty many buddies at the web who are happy with eclipse. Having my knowledge of the basic IntelliJ facilities improved significantly by working at the IntelliJ Core team, I've decided to try using eclipse at home for a while and build own opinion about it.
This post is expected to be expanded as I spend more time with eclipse and collect more information about it.
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Haven't found a way to teach eclipse to highlight matched braces at the plain text file. IntelliJ does that perfectly (fixed couple of bugs at that area myself :) ):
'Call action by name' ('Ctrl+Shift+L' in eclipse) supports speed search at IntelliJ. I.e. it's possible to start typing a name and the actions list is automatically trimmed:
Imho, eclipse doesn't provide enough visual separation between editing area and auxiliary information like line numbers, foldings etc:
The same code looks as follows at the intellij:
I like the additional pom.xml UI provided by eclipse:
It's much more convenient to add new maven dependencies at eclipse:
- it's possible to do that via UI;
- completion is provided;
- the dependency is automatically added to the pom.xml;
IntelliJ also allows to do that but the facilities are not so productive: