Hi all. i know this may be a rehash of previous discussions on this, but i need some good points. If you have been able to convince your teams to use Idea over Eclipse, i'd love to know what winning points you brought up.
Tommorow i have a meeting at work called "Eclipse vs Intellij". it is to pick the 'standard' ide for an upcoming massive development effort.
if anyone can point me to some reasons (links, your thoughts) why one would choose Idea 4 over Eclipse 3 (m8?) i would appreciate it. It would be nice to have some "Idea does this, Eclipse does not...", or "Idea does this much better...". I just know that someone will say, "there's an eclipse plugin that does x too.."..grr. Unfortunaltly, i do not know eclipse well - i just learned enough to not like it and then got Idea.
I'll be arguing for Intellij and someone else will be pushing Eclipse. at the end of the day, one will be choses as standard for new folks joining the dev team. (i.e. templates, code style will be standard). Note: this does not mean one cannot use whatever they want to use.
The project will include everything from development on Tomcat, Jboss, Swing clients (perhaps using an internally built GUI framework), as well as standalone processes interacting with messaging systems, etc. we intend on utilizing Junit, Ant and CVS heavily.
Thanks in advance!!