Curious qurstion about intellij ide!

Why i must choose intellij as my development platform?
Eclipse is free and with good functions right now,What is the reason to use intellij?

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ShaTaYinMa wrote:

Why i must choose intellij as my development platform?
Eclipse is free and with good functions right now,What is the reason to use intellij?

better functions.
for instance I can't work without scoped-coloring of identifiers and
'goto implementations'.

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IntelliJ has a better project setup, better CVS integration, easier to use, excellent live template feature and better L&F amomgst others, which gives better productivity in the whole.

I find IntelliJ very affordable and I am not sure that "free" software is always the best way to the business, because how could a small innovative company like JetBrains survive without getting some kind of revenue. Eclipse is developed under the guidance of a very large company, which does not depend on revenue generated through Eclipse. JetBrains probably is mostly depending on the success of their IDE. So with buying IntelliJ you support a small, innovative company with a very good support and feedback policy and you contribute to the competition of the IDE market, which is not totally controlled by the big players, if IntelliJ is able to keep its share.

Best regards

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany

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Because it is better.

My shop offered to buy everyone JBuilder Ent. Three of use fought for
IntelliJ. It's simply amazing. You just have to give it a fair chance.
The other 9 developers who chose to go with JBuilder would not even try
IntelliJ. I guess ignorance is bliss.

I tried Eclipse, but there is no comparison. The tag line is "Develop with
Pleaseure!". Believe it.

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Why i must choose intellij as my development platform?
Eclipse is free and with good functions right now,What is the reason to

use intellij?


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First, you are not forced to use IDEA.
Second, if you rate free and Open Source more than a usable IDE that
helps you whereever it can, stay with Eclipse or Netbeans.

Why I prefer IDEA over Eclipse (Netbeans is too far behind)?
Because IDEA is more usable. There are so much small features, that you
get used to very fast, that make Eclipse a pain for me.

Tom

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Thomas Singer wrote:

First, you are not forced to use IDEA.
Second, if you rate free and Open Source more than a usable IDE that
helps you whereever it can, stay with Eclipse or Netbeans.

Why I prefer IDEA over Eclipse (Netbeans is too far behind)?
Because IDEA is more usable. There are so much small features, that you
get used to very fast, that make Eclipse a pain for me.

Tom


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I agree 100%. All those intelli"jent" features like auto inserting
import statements when pasting some code taken from another sorce file.

regards

Anders

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Personally I've not tried Eclipse, WSAD, or JBuilder yet because I found IDEA and stopped there. However I've tried JDeveloper, NetBeans and Sun ONE Studio but IDEA beats both of them hands down in my opinion.

It's not just so much what IDEA can do, but the speed it does it. JDeveloper and NetBeans both just feel really clunky to me, whereas IDEA is a very polished product that runs quickly and has as rich of a feature set as anything else I've tried.

I think the speed and feel of an IDE holds as much value for a developer as the feature set it comes with, and all in all IDEA is the smoothest and fastest one I've tried. I like it a lot even though I've only been using it for a short time and know I probably haven't even touched on the surface of what the product can do yet.

I would like to see a few more sites offering tutorials on how to do things within IDEA though, IBM developerWorks is an excellent resource for WSAD, and NetBeans also has a number of tutorials written specifically for it, but I have had trouble finding many for IDEA. I think it's a very positive indication of how good a product is when the only bad thing you can say about it is a lack of practical community tutorials (or maybe I just haven't found them yet).

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I am a new intellij user. I also want to explore the power of intellij.

i wonder if the following is possible:
1. can I debug servlet/jsp on Tomcat 4.1.x? or 5.0? From the document I read, intellij can not. I find this too restrictive. I don't think Tomcat 4.0.x is being maintained now.

2. can I import a war file to an Intellij project and it will automatically setup the classpath, output path, etc inside the Intellij project? or can I export an Intellij web project to war file?

3. xdoclet support? does intellij provide code assist for xdoclet and automatically runs xdoclet before it builds?

4. From the document I read , I have to manually edit the server.xml file before i can debug my web project, can Intelij does it for me automatically? I think eclipse with a tomcat plugins can do that automatically.

5. Can Intellij help me generate the web.xml file automatically? e.g. setup the servlet, setup the filter, the url pattern?



Thanks for any feedback.

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+1

I used Intellij over 2 years, and i know that i can't think any more with
out IDEA :))


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And when I convert my Intellij project, why it does not convert my project structure to a war file structure?
I mean, why it does not create a sub-directory "WEB-INF" under my project directory? create a "lib", "class" directory under the WEB-INF?

I think eclipse+tomcate plugins and Netbeans do that for me.
Am I missing something?

I appreciate any help on this subject. I would like to know how people develop web application (not ejb, just jsp+servlet) using Intellij. I read a document about developing web application using Intellij, it is not very straight-forward.

Thanks.

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I would say that currently IDEA is just better for general java programming than any other IDE.
Eclipse? Eclipse 3.0 will have most good features that IDEA 3.05 has. But still, withouth usability and comfort of IDEA.
And current Eclipse 3.0 milestone is so unstable and buggy that I don't recommend it to even enemy ;( And 2.1 doesn't have enough features compared with IDEA.
Still IDEA isn't perfect but his bugs and problems aren't so annoying like Eclipse's, JBuilder's one(Netbeans is too behind). What I like most about IDEA is good "Intention actions" and quite error tolerant code complete and refactoring support. Small things, but often make a lot difference. If other IDEs piss you off then IDEA mostly doesn't. And if IDEA piss you off then other IDEs most surely also do ...

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Tonis is right, that's the thing I mostly love about IDEA. Pretty much all IDEs annoy me, but IDEA doesn't. Since my post in November I have actually tried WebSphere too (though it was only a trial version), and whilst I have to admit that WebSphere also greatly impressed me (unlike jDeveloper, NetBeans, and Sun ONE Studio) I didn't think it was better than IDEA. Certainly not enough to warrant the extra money (close to $4,000 ) that it would cost you to buy instead of IDEA.

I, for one, am REALLY looking forward to IDEA 4.0 (and whatever the new C# editor will be called when it eventually gets released). I just hope JetBrains haven't sacrificed any of IDEA 3.0.5's speed and fluidity for the added functionality in 4.0.

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