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03/20/2019, 2:36 PM
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03/20/2019, 3:01 PM
I've actually said "bye" to Eclipse after first try. It is to "do it yourself" for my liking. I've worked in Netbeans for a while and was happy with that, because Idea seemed to have too complicated interface. But after switching to kotlin Idea was the only choice.
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03/20/2019, 3:05 PM
In the beginning of my carrier I was using mostly NetBeans, there were several tries to switch to Eclipse, especially when I started using Spring, but all of them failed, to this day I just cannot comprehend how is that there are people who are comfortably using Eclipse. In the end I switched to IntelliJ about 5 years ago and never looked back.
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03/20/2019, 3:11 PM
I went
JWS -> JBuilder -> Netbeans -> IDEA
increasingly poor performance on Netbeans was what pushed me to IDEA. I had to work with Eclipse occasionally but I was never happy with the experience.


03/20/2019, 4:08 PM
1995: Emacs -> 2004: eclipse -> 2012: intellij. Switched from eclipse to IntelliJ because our gradle builds at the time were hard to load in eclipse and most of my team had switched and I wanted to retain herd immunity.


03/20/2019, 4:25 PM
I started in VIM, IDEs were too slow when i started working with Java for the first time. I liked Netbeans too when the computing power was available for it, but it couldn't handle certain types of projects / frameworks, so had to switch to Eclipse. Was actually using Eclipse for Python development for a while too, experience was not great. Back in the Java world, switched back to Netbeans again, then back to Eclipse again after about a year. Eventually switched to Spring Tool Suite which was Spring's version of Eclipse, then somebody told me about IntelliJ and how awesome it is, so i tried it and made the switch.


03/20/2019, 4:31 PM
I use JetBrains IDEs about 8 years (Started from PhpStorm than IDEA for Android, than Android Studio and IDEA), before used Eclipse and other Eclipse based IDEs for a few years and before that just programming text editors. When I saw Intellij IDEs in action never looked back


03/20/2019, 4:49 PM
I used eclipse for years because it was free, and it was the “supported editor” for Android and whatever other mobile toolkits I was messing around with at the time. It also supported C/C++ which were my primary languages at that point. Never heard about IntelliJ until my first job, where I did a lot of python dev (I was a Django developer). My colleagues used Pycharm, so I started to use it when IntelliJ had it’s “end of the world” sale in 2012 (Actually picked up UItimate for like $50 or something). Then when Android switched, I switched too. Too many quality of life things in IntelliJ to ever use something else for Android work.


03/20/2019, 4:55 PM
I used IDEA before release of AS and it always was better than Eclipse and ADT (but sometimes required some time to support never versiona of ADT/Android), at least as I remember it now, release of AS was a huge thing for me, like you bet on the right horse and then same happened with Kotlin later 😅

Ellen Shapiro

03/20/2019, 5:13 PM
You are in a Slack for a language created by Jetbrains so I’m not sure this is the least biased place in the world to ask 🙃 However, I started using IJ before Android Studio was a thing because the Android Eclipse plugin would make my mac kernel panic twice a day. That thing was a giant pile of crap. I don’t know if it’s gotten any better in the intervening ~6 years, but I was exceptionally happy to be rid of Eclipse and its shenanigans.
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03/20/2019, 5:59 PM
Android Release Build Breaking in Eclipse because you forgot to clean beforehand, that was fun.. 😄


03/20/2019, 6:00 PM
You can get the same in IDEA in some cases if you are not using gradle.