Comparison between IntelliJ and MyEclipse?

Hi all,

I just changed jobs, and I'm trying to convince my new boss that forking out the money for IntelliJ licences is worthwhile. He'd rather just use Eclipse and the MyEclipse plug-ins. I showed him just one example of a feature in IntelliJ that's missing in MyEclipse (searching for usages in JSPs; yes, we have lots of code in JSPs), and he was interested. He then asked me for a comparison between the two products.

Has anyone written a professional-looking comparison between the feature set of MyEclipse and the features in IntelliJ 5.x? I know there are things that each does that the other doesn't, but I haven't seen a formal list.

I've alredy searched the JetBrains web site for a document, so apologies in advance if there's something already written.

Thanks,

Jon

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Jon,

We do not have a comparison with MyEclipse available as a document and
I'm not sure it is correct to do it as simply a feature-by-feature
table. Your project has specific requirements and is being developed in
a specific environment (which includes version control, testing
frameworks, development and production application servers, etc) and if
you let us know them, we'll be able to tell exactly how MyEclipse compares.

Eugene Belyaev
JetBrains
"Develop with pleasure!"
http://www.jetbrains.com

Jon Bodner wrote:

Hi all,

I just changed jobs, and I'm trying to convince my new boss that forking out the money for IntelliJ licences is worthwhile. He'd rather just use Eclipse and the MyEclipse plug-ins. I showed him just one example of a feature in IntelliJ that's missing in MyEclipse (searching for usages in JSPs; yes, we have lots of code in JSPs), and he was interested. He then asked me for a comparison between the two products.

Has anyone written a professional-looking comparison between the feature set of MyEclipse and the features in IntelliJ 5.x? I know there are things that each does that the other doesn't, but I haven't seen a formal list.

I've alredy searched the JetBrains web site for a document, so apologies in advance if there's something already written.

Thanks,

Jon

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I know that it wouldn't be prefect, but a general document would be very
helpful to sell IDEA to my project, also. Currently, the team is familiar
with MyEclipse and being so cheap, it's the default option, though it's sorely
lacking.

In particular, I think that my manager would be impressed with (not always
specific to MyEclipse, but compared to Eclipse+MyEclipse):
--The ability to easily (relatively speaking) share project and module files
files.
--Error and code style analysis, particularly as related to J2EE.
--JSP/JavaScript/HTML features.
--JUnit integration.
--XML features.
--Refactoring, particularly IDEA's ability to handle non-java files in a
reasonably intelligent manner.
--ANT integration.

Eclipse, with MyEclipse, does some of all of these, but none of them well.
IDEA users know this because most of us have installed Eclipse just to play
with it; most Eclipse users use it because that's what they were told to
use, and they see no point in trying something for which there is no budget.
Unfortunately, this means that IDEA users (particularly those of us who
own our own license so we don't have to worry about cheap managers) can do
demo's all day and fail to really show the macro-sense in which IDEA is superior.
A document that summarized IDEA's advantages might help bridge this gap.

--Mike

We do not have a comparison with MyEclipse available as a document and
I'm not sure it is correct to do it as simply a feature-by-feature
table. Your project has specific requirements and is being developed
in a specific environment (which includes version control, testing
frameworks, development and production application servers, etc) and
if you let us know them, we'll be able to tell exactly how MyEclipse
compares.


>> I just changed jobs, and I'm trying to convince my new boss that
>> forking out the money for IntelliJ licences is worthwhile. He'd
>> rather just use Eclipse and the MyEclipse plug-ins. I showed him
>> just one example of a feature in IntelliJ that's missing in MyEclipse
>> (searching for usages in JSPs; yes, we have lots of code in JSPs),
>> and he was interested. He then asked me for a comparison between the
>> two products.
>>
>> Has anyone written a professional-looking comparison between the
>> feature set of MyEclipse and the features in IntelliJ 5.x? I know
>> there are things that each does that the other doesn't, but I haven't
>> seen a formal list.
>>
>> I've alredy searched the JetBrains web site for a document, so
>> apologies in advance if there's something already written.


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Michael Werle wrote:

Unfortunately, this means that IDEA users
(particularly those of us who own our own license so we don't have to
worry about cheap managers) can do demo's all day and fail to really
show the macro-sense in which IDEA is superior. A document that
summarized IDEA's advantages might help bridge this gap.



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