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IntelliJ IDEA vs. Eclipse IDE

Hello. I am learning Java (actually, I knew it a long time ago, but then stopped programming). I have following IDEs: Eclipse IDE and JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA. I have a big amount of experience with some other JetBrains products, like PyCharm and RubyMine, and I LOVE it! Right now I am working more on Eclipse, but only because it is more light on RAM and CPU than IDEA, and this is necessary while watching video lessons on 4GB RAM PC. But I know that IDEA is A LOT MORE smart. Personally, I like IDEA more. But is there anything cool that Eclipse has and IDEA not? Share your thoughts about these two IDEs. P. S. I also have a problem with dark theme in Eclipse on Windows 7. Most icons are with light outline, arrows in trees are completely broken and all lines are white. It is UGLY. Is there any way to fix this?

18th Aug 2021, 3:55 PM
Xemonix - avatar
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You can code C and Java in eclipse but in IntelliJ idea you can code Java and Kotlin . And I have only installed PyCharm in my laptop. And I too personally like IntelliJ so soon I will installing IntellJ but not eclipse
18th Aug 2021, 5:16 PM
Atul [Inactive]
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I personally don't like Eclipse, heck I can't even understand any code written there, it feels like it's 1980 and is slow. On the other hand, IntelliJ is pretty strong, good for java web development with spring and Java EE, react is there too(ultimate edition is needed for these though ). It also let you develop android apps and desktop apps and these can be done with community edition(free). An alternative is NetBeans, solid one too.
28th Aug 2021, 10:05 PM
Maher Al Dayekh
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