Who Uses This Software?

The IDE really knows your code and helps by giving smart and relevant suggestions in every context: instant code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, easy project navigation, refactoring tools


Average Ratings

57 Reviews
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  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $299.00/year/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • JetBrains
  • www.jetbrains.com
  • Founded 2000
  • Czech Republic

About IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA, the Java IDE with the fastest-growing mindshare, includes support for Java 8 and Java EE 7, new tools for Android development, the editor enhancements, and refined Gradle integration.


IntelliJ IDEA Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

IntelliJ IDEA Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Nothing can be better than Jetbrains IDE

Nov 13, 2017
5/5
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Pros: It has all the functionalities an IDE should have. It also has short video tutorials on how to take advantage of all the functionalities.

Cons: Computers with fewer RAMS can't use it effectively as it makes use of a lot of RAM and slows down systems performance.

Overall: It helps me resolve git conflicts easily. I can rename a class, function and it automatically refactors it wherever it is being used. Whenever am working with a library, I can easily check out the code since it supports code declaration. The global search functionality also helps me search easily and i can also exclude directories while searching. I use pycharm often and it helps alot with unit test. It is just the best and it is not overrated.

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Great IDE with a ton of depth

Oct 25, 2017
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Pros: You can do literally anything with this IDE. Run tests, jump to defined methods, open consoles, connect to databases.. Literally an entire development environment.

I am a front-end developer on multiple Java Projects. Using IntelliJ made my life a lot better.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
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Pros: I like the short cuts, speed of search, having the console in the bottom, and having jrebel fairly easily implemented. As a frontend dev JREBEL is not optional.

Cons: Every once and a while when I search and close the window I can type in the editor and I have to close and open it.

Overall: Speed of development / ease of setup.

An extremely well-made piece of software. I couldn't do my job without it.

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
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Pros: It's the BEST IDE for any language. Introspection and tab completion is top notch. Refactoring is a breeze. Huge community! Love it!

Cons: It's written in Java.... A little bloated at times, but it makes up for it in functionality. It's not as fast as Sublime Text, but it's close.

Overall: Faster and more reliable programming.

Best Salesforce IDE

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is the best Salesforce IDE. I have tried a lot of IDEs for Salesforce including eclipse official plugin, Sublime Text with Mavensmate. But this is better than eclipse.

Cons: A minor usability hit of using IntelliJ is that the compile file shortcut will skip your music to the next song on macOS (Cmd + Shift + F9)

Fantastic Java IDE for users of all skill levels - One of my favorites.

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: One of the most fluid IDEs I have used. I am not much of a Java developer, but this was the platform that introduced me to all of Jet Brains great IDEs. This is a fully functional IDE; not just some lite kit or sample. In addition, the Community Edition is completely FREE with no strings attached. Highly recommend this for both learners and professional Java developers. Jet Brains is also very good about keeping the interface consistent between their IDEs, and so this is also a good starter product if you want to branch out your skill set like I have.

Cons: It is hard to find fault, really. Every IDE has its quirks and features, and most of the decision making comes down to preference. I started with Jet Brains and so I am inclined to use this product over, lets say a Microsoft equivalent (like Visual Studio) or another Java IDE like Eclipse.

Overall: A quick and robust tool fo all things Java. The publisher also makes several other equally great products for all development disciplines.

The best Java IDE

Oct 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: - Many Plugins
- Very stable
- Comfortable to use
- Good comunity version
- Great maven support

Cons: - not every framework is supported
- occupies much RAM
- on the beginning it's difficult to find features

Expensive, but worth it for the productivity improvements

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Plugins that support just about any language or technology
Clean and intuitive UI
Integrated services like GIT, Terminal, FTP, Database. etc

Cons: The cost of using this software can easily scare away the beginning developer. It helped that my employer was willing to pay for it when I was first introduced otherwise I probably never would have used it. They would do well to take this into account when pricing for beginning developers that don't have a lot of money.

The fastest Java IDE out there - beats Eclipse every day of the week

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Code completion is practically instant. Everything you need is where you expect it - the debugger, the console access, git, extensions like CheckStyle, etc.

Cons: When creating a new project or doing the initial IDE setup, it presents too many options (like extensions, templates, etc.). It should hide them better so one can focus on the settings that are relevant to him or her.

Overall: Again: the fastest IDE I know

This software has come a long way

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Many plugins are available. Its a lightweight but feature packed IDE. It is configurable to a point of comfort.

Cons: On occasion i get error messages that the IDE has crashed. This is not true though and plugins do not always work as expected. This is no fault of the IDE though but how the plugins were made.

Overall: Very light IDE packed full of configurations and plugins

Great IDE for programming with java

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to install, use and configurate with tomcat for developing java applications. Debugger is cool and helps you a lot with the development.

Cons: It's a bit heavy. It occupies several RAM and is not so fast starting up. If the application you are developing is quite big, you need a powerful workstation.

Intellij Idea is the best Java IDE ever.

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This IDE has all the key ingredients that make a good IDE. From code completion to auto indentation, everything is done in a subtle way. The UI is clean and free of all distractions. Several packages may be installed on top which increases productivity. Its a all in one software and is must for any programmer.

Cons: Although the Professional edition is a premium software, Jetbrains provide a free academic license for students. I have personally never purchased the software, only used the academic license, however, it would definitely have been better to make this software open for all.

Full-featured and indeed smart IDE. It just works and thus makes my programming easier.

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: - What I like most are the shortcuts. Every other IDE also has shortcuts but IntelliJ (and Jetbrains generally) has done a great job with theirs. At least for men, they seem intuitive.
- Offers many, many features but still manages to have a great performance.
- Sounds trivial, but the settings are well structured and searchable! Almost everything is customizable and if not there is probably a plugin for want you want it to do.
- I do a lot of web-programming so I appreciate small little features like native less, sass support, live reloading or even showing the color next to a color code in CSS stylesheets. Even though Intellij should be Java focused, this also applies for Javascript and its complex ecosystem (I used React, JSX, Angular, Elm).
- Solid Versioning Support with git as well as svn, both within the console and the UI.
- Great Maven support. Auto-save, great search function.
Overall I could list all the features I like, many you can find in other IDEs as well. But when using IntelliJ, I just feel it gets out of the way and lets you work & if you don't know how to do something, there is usually a nice "intelligent" trick on how to do it, or it is not hard to find online.
- The student/academic license is really appreciated.

Cons: - The product is constantly updated, which is a good thing but it is somewhat bothersome. Of course they have to ask the user,, but would be nice if it just updated without prompting, at least for smaller updates.
-The integrated console its fine, but (at least on Windows) it sometimes lags and stops working. Not that often, but it happens.
- Co-workers that used another IDE, usually complained of certain bugs within IntelliJ, for example, when compiling. I, however did not experience such bugs.
- It is not cheap.
- There are a ton of IDEs and (if I am not mistaken ) IntelliJ is the 'flagship' product which includes all features of e.g. PHPStorm or Webstorm. If you are doing Web-Programming for example, then IntelliJ would be a little bit of an overkill. That might be a problem if you barely use Java, and thus simply not use the many functions that IntelliJ has.
- Resolving git conflichts was sometimes difficult. In some regards the UI, UX could do some finetuning.

Overall: It simply made my work easier. From small details like 'smartly' renaming files, to multi-line text selection all the way to performance, advanced settings and support for all kinds of features and plug-ins.

Great IDE, the best on market although the price is a bit higher

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Great IDE, it is so easy to use a lot of features and plugins available for free, it is also almost bug free

Cons: price is a bit high for regular users, it is even more expensive for business users. It could be a bit lower imo

IntelliJ is my only companion when programming in Java.

Sep 10, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Java is not my native language, but IntelliJ makes it so easy for me that I can still look like a pro.
It notifies me of imports I forgot to add (and with a simple keyboard shortcut, adds them for me).
It also comes with an integrated debugger and support for running both unit tests and your program with command-line arguments. There is neat "coverage" tool that tells you what parts of your code require extra testing.

Cons: IntelliJ is such a powerful piece of software that it's sometimes difficult to find the feature you need.
There's been an outstanding feature request for a blib-noise that notifies you when your run has completed or cracked, which I need, badly, as most of my programs have a running time of several minutes.

Overall: It has greatly sped up my speed of development.

I use this compiler with my AP Computer Science students to give them a real-world experience.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is the best compiler I have ever used because it is feature rich and not too difficult for my AP Computer Science students to use. They are a little intimidated at the beginning of the school year, but acclimate to it very quickly. They love the debugging features and editing ease the product provides. One feature used often is the "reformat code" option. I wanted my students to work with a real professional compiler to see what the pros use and they love it. The user-based license allows them to use the product at home as well as at school. We also discovered that the Android Studio is also built on the IntelliJ platform and that made it really easy for them to adapt when we worked on Android apps this year. A final plus id the stability of the compiler. I have rarely seen it crash.

Cons: The program is slow to load due to the vast number of plugins. So, it's a trade-off for the flexibility. Since you can customize many plugins, I don't think I have any other cons to mention.

Overall: Increased productivity is a primary benefit. Student productivity is high because of the excellent feedback provided by the compiler and it makes it very easy for me to do my assessment of their programs.

Great for debugging

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Intellij is great for debugging in java. It has a lot of helpful tools and shortcuts for developing and debugging!

Cons: Its pretty heavy-weight and if left running too long it kills the speed of everything else on my computer.

Overall: debugging, development help

Very good, but has a steep learning curve if you're used to another program

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: * Nice dark theme for working at night
* easy to use plugins
* easy to install plugins
* has a better way of notifying you about events than Netbeans
* looks and feels like a professional program for professional programmers

Cons: * Steep learning curve if you're used to another program like netbeans
* No way to easy reset every setting, like a fresh install. I destroyed it and needed to run a vm to continue on my software. But that was on payara and me.

Best development IDE for Java

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Lots of features, everything that a developer requires for development in JAVA. Lots of plugins to support many features. Also, supports C/C++/Android. Great

Cons: Due to lots of features, the IDE takes lots of system memory.
Lots of features that has assigned shortcut keys, and lots overlaps with system shortcut keys.

One of the best JAVA IDE, totally worth the money.

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Supports all major Java frameworks very well;
Excellent code assistance, easy run/debug configurations;
Awesome VCS integrations;
Makes writing Java code a breeze!

Cons: Somehow un-intuitive project management, i.e. creating/deleting /importing a project is not that easy and intuitive, especially deleting a project, it has to be done manually.

Does not build automatically, one has to build/recompile modified classes manually to be able to code hot-reload (especially when using Jrebel), which also means that compilation error is only reported on manual build/compile.

Can't open multiple projects in the same window (like Eclipse).

Error and warning reporting is not centralized and not well supported, should learn a little bit from how Eclipse does it.

Overall: This IDE saves a considerable amount of time in software development and improves developer's productivity.

broadly applicable and easily accessible. Now use instead of eclipse.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software has integrated features and very easy to use. Broadly applicable to various software languages.

It's a good tool. Strongly recommend it and other JetBrain tools.

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: IntelliJ's ease of use, as well as many features and direct integration with SDK's, create the ideal IDE for Java/Scala development projects. The multi-pane design and built in build tools afford a very productive development environment. I'm able to easily integrate application containers and create run configurations simply through the graphical user interface. IntelliJ's built in version control options make it easy and enjoyable to work with systems like git. The built in TODO pane is a life saver and helps me stay organized and focused on the task at hand.It's overall a great product and I've really enjoyed using it. I wish I could use it on more of my projects.

Cons: There's not much to dislike with IntelliJ as an IDE, however the product could benefit from a widely adopted plugin architecture and ecosystem.

I love IntelliJ IDEA!

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love the syntax highlighting and the refactoring options. Their linter is also very hard to beat for writing Java.

Cons: Sometimes the program can be a little laggy. This can be expected on a computer that is really old, but my computer is very fast and it can take up a lot of processing power.

I'm student and It's very good IDE to develop in differentlanguages java, python, web, scala, Big Da

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I like so much all the features that intelliJ has, one of my prefers are the option to consume the web services, with this you don't need another platform to test your services, the variety to develop in to many languages, the support and the forums about this application are a lot. To develop python it helps by yourself with the identation. I used before Eclipse IDE to develop in Java when I try to program here was almost the same, has a very friendly and useful graphic interface.

Cons: I don't like that some people have to pay to use it, in my case I'm student and my account is free for one year. And the debug interface somethings is diifficult to understand but just in one specific language Scala.

Overall: Consume web services, develop Java, Python, Maven, Web development, NodeJs, JavaScript, AngularJs, Spark, help with hints and auto completion when you're coding, do the refactoring are very easy, you can personalize your shortcuts.

Lots of features. Steeper learning curve to use. Can be more intuitive.

May 17, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of structuring and managing the code. It is easy to find what you are looking for - like dependecies and class or method definitions. It allows using gradle. It has intelligent flags that point out incorrectness or possible coding issues. Implements a coding standard.

Cons: It is not easy to troubleshoot why a feature does not work. I had so much trouble importing libraries when I started using IntelliJ. It took me a while to get a hang of that landscape to work with it effficiently.

Incredible IDE

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: It is a great IDE with a bunch of built-in plugins and functionalities which ease the develop tasks a lot.

The only way to work on Java projects

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: productivity boost

Cons: so many features, it's hard to know where they all are and how to use them properly.

Overall: There are so many features that make your life easier. It can be a bit of a learning curve to become proficient in using it, but once you are, productivity skyrockets and you'll never think of using another IDE after that.

Recommendations to other buyers: read a book / watch a video tutorial to make sure you are getting the most out of this tool.

Debugging has never been easy

Feb 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I was a regular user of eclipse before this (not anymore). The debugging feature is just awesome.

IntelliJ in AP Computer Science A

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the full set of features available for my students. The ability to automatically reformat code, specify my own settings for formatting, import templates, etc are features I use all the time.

Cons: The load time is slow because of the size of the program, but the students have gotten used to that.

Overall: I have been using IntelliJ with my AP Computer Science A classes for more than 7 years and my students have become attached to it! They ask for license codes even after finishing my class because they want to continue using this software for their programming interests later on. As long as they are still students at my school, I usually give them a code.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's the best compiler I have used so far!

All of your Java development tools in one place and much more

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, has a huge amount of features

Cons: Not suitable for novices. Has a steep learning curve.

Overall: IntelliJ Idea is probably THE best IDE for Java development and so much more. With a great debugger and built in VCS support including Git, this is all that you will need.

Recommendations to other buyers: Can be a bit faster.

Great for coding

Feb 18, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: This provides a great ide for coding with support for almost all languages. I specially like it's debugging feature and the ease of use. Best tool for writing code so far.

Best (but costly) IDE

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I have used Netbeans, Eclipse, Xcode and IntelliJ Idea. IntelliJ Idea is the most easy to use IDE I have come across. It is a bit costly but if you have a student email, you can get a good discount.

Intellij sets the standard for fully featured IDEs

Jan 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I've been using Intellij for years. I admit I started out skeptical that I'd want to purchase a product like Intellij when I can get something that I thought was similar for free. One persistent developer that was passionate about Intellij convinced me to try it. If you're a software professional you owe it to yourself to give it a try!

I can talk about many great features but instead, I will tell you that what Intellij IDEA will do is make you more productive. If you work for yourself or by the hour it will pay for itself in a week. If you work for someone else it will make you better than those around you.

Can't think of anything it doesn't do

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: So many features does everything I can think of

Cons: Hard to take advantage of everything it can do. Even with many other developers at my company offering suggestions

Overall: Solid, comprehensive IDE. Makes me very productive. Very impressed with the ability to suggest variables which are in scope in js where that's not obvious. Haven't needed customer support, so rating there isn't applicable.

Recommendations to other buyers: A good value if you are a full-time developer. Otherwise, I would think not worth the cost.

The best at what it does

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It has a myriad of features to improve productivity.

Cons: If you come from other IDEs like Eclipse or Netbeans it can be hard to get used to it, but once you get the handle of it. It's awesome.

Overall: I've been using IntelliJ IDEA for a couple of years and I can assure you for the improvement in productivity it brings. Ever since I started coding at the Uni all the way to coding as a Developer, it's a robust IDE.

Great Development Tool

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
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Pros: Fast
Easy to use
Clean interface
Full of features
Lots of plug-ins

Cons: Price. Just the price. For a single developer could be prohibitive, but for a company it is relatively cheap.

Overall: I have been using IntelliJ for a few years now. It is much cleaner and faster than Eclipse. We have developers using both tools and the Eclipse devs tend to have a lot of weird issues with things then never seem to happen with Intellij. It is a great product.

Great product, easy to use

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I like that the IDE is customizable. Everything is simple to use and very straightforward. Great for when I need to code!

IntelliJ IDE Review

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Comments: I use IntelliJ for my everyday software development needs and it has been working pretty well.
I can install all the plugins I need for my job easily and the setup is very simple. Documentation and customer support is available to guide me through the use of this software.

The BEST IDE to web development with Java or Scala

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It Integrates a lot of funcionalities like: Tool to verify web services, i didn't know about it and in the past i bought another software to do that, the debug mode is really amazing, sincronization with gitHub is wonderful.

Cons: It works perfect with some languages like Java or Scala, it is the best option but with other i am not pretty sure.

Overall: I have used so many different IDE's to work, i sincerely have to said that everything that i need i have found on IntelliJ, It has a lot of features that make you make best your work, efficiently.

The best Java IDE hands down

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Responsiveness, good UI design and layout, a ton of features

Cons: Nothing really

Overall: I've been using IntelliJ IDEA for Java development for almost five years now. I was a former Eclipse user but made the switch in 2012 due to much better support for Maven, which was a requirement of the project I was working on. I've never looked back. The responsiveness of the application is my number one favorite feature - it simply never hangs or starts swapping out memory like certain other IDEs (not to be named) do. The UI is also very well designed and the features of even the free Community edition far outweigh anything else out there. Get it and give it a try - you will thank me.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to learn the keyboard shortcuts, it's the one thing that kept me from loving it for a while, having come from using Eclipse for many years (not a knock on IntelliJ, just that the shortcut keys were different from Eclipse). Once I did, though, my work got so much more productive.

Amazing Java IDE

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using Eclipse to develop my Java applications for as long as I could remember. Although it was a great tool to use, I always found that it was slow and outdated. IntelliJ fixed all of these problems by offering a clean, fast java IDE jam packed with features.

Awesome IDE

Nov 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I love this tools, I use it all the time at work. The one downside is it's a bit pricy for the average home user.

IntelliJ IDE

Oct 27, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use intelliJ as my primary IDE at work. It was a little difficult to set up but once you get over the initial hump, it's very powerful.

IntelliJ IDEA Review

Oct 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: IntelliJ IDEA is Very Good Editor for many java applications. It is available across the platform like Setup is available for Mac as well Windows. It provides intellisense for Java and also provide code refactoring.

Great IDE

Oct 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A lot of great features
Easy to use

Cons: not free (pro edition)

Overall: I am using this IDE a lot for my work. I am also used to work with Eclipse. I think IntelliJ is more hassle free than the other products.

I sometimes miss some code completion features but I guess this can be customized somewhere. Actually, this is the main burden with all of the IDEs: it takes some time to tailor them to your needs.

When you are starting fresh go for the community edition and when you start making money go for the professional version. It is worth the money.

My favorite IDE

Oct 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have tried many IDEs over the years but once I got a license for Jetbrains I fell in love. Feature packed and powerful, I have used a few flavors of their software for different programming languages. There are lots of configuration options and it may take some time to fine tune for your developing needs, but once I got it all working I spend more time using this software than anything else.

Did not find a tool as good as this one anywhere yet

Nov 23, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Really love it.
I use PyCharm as well as IntelliJ for writing Python, Java and Scala code. And I have yet to find a tool as good as this one.
The autocompletion in Python and Java is very responsive and on point. The UI is easy, clean and customisable and it integrates very well with other tools and languages like scss and coffee script.
I really like the fact that now as a Student you can try and use all the professional tools for free.
The Scala autocompletion is good but sadly not as clever as the java one.

Awesome!!!

Nov 21, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using IntelliJ since version 3.0 and maybe even earlier. There is NO OTHER IDE on the market that comes close to it in features, ease of use, and productivity! It's refactoring options are truly unparalleled, and it seamlessly supports systems such as the latest VCS (Subverions Git, Mercurial, etc.) out of the box without add'l tweaking or plugin install. The only thing this tool doesn't do for you is brush your teeth in the morning and this is something that could easily be supported via IntelliJ plugin. So unless you need to somehow automate your morning dental hygiene routine or you are too lazy/unskilled/out-of-time to to write a plugin, stop reading this review and download your copy immediately! Your next few productive hours depend on it!

I can justify the cost of IntelliJ in three alphanumeric characters:

Nov 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: m2e

But there's a 15 character minimum for reviews.

Ever happy since

Nov 17, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had always used eclipse and had been happy with it until they start to lag behind. Their git integration was horrible and so was the maven one. Because of these issues i switched to IntelliJ, and if IntelliJ keeps delivering the way they have been doing for the last years, i don't see myself switching to any other IDE... I Love how fast it starts up, its refactoring capabilities which in more than one occasion have saved me tons of hours... I also love how well integrated it is with all the major technologies, and the vast array of quality plugins and why not, the darcula theme totally rocks!!!

As a negative, i can only complain about some very sporadic issues where it would not recognize the syntax and need to go and reconfigure it again. But this is very occasional.

Besides that I'm avery happy customer and wouldn't use any other IDE for my job

Smoooooth

Nov 14, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The github and gradle integration made my development suddenly work much more smoothly! I could actually sit down and develop instead of battle. Plus damn it looks so good!

My private opinion

Nov 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Intellij is great ide. I like it a lot but I'm waiting for issue https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-76479
It is important for my company do get this feature as quick as possible (a lot of people in ma company use intellij )

the only IDE that ever understood namespaces

Nov 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: pays for the bucks, works like a breeze (a few extra button push for maven sometimes, one issue to connect to artifactory with a transitory version)

plus: it s the only IDE that ever understood what namespace, in general, means

Plugin Development (Language Implementation)

Nov 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It would be nice to provide more examples and tutorials about plugin development, also a browsable api would be appreciated. Thats why I decide to vote with 4 stars in "Customer Service" and "Easy of Use"

An amazing IDE

Nov 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: IntelliJ IDEA is an amazing IDE that provides a lot of interesting features like refactoring and an excellent Maven integration. The Ultimate edition provides an excellent support for Front End development.

Best IDE for JAVA development

Nov 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: No nonsense IDE, fast and with lots of plugins.

The best choice for serious development.

IntelliJ IDEA keeps out of my way and just works

Nov 03, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use IntelliJ both at work and at home, for both Java REST API and Web Frontend (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) work and it is my preferred IDE for doing so. Why? Here are a few reasons:
- Deep integration with Maven. It is especially helpful to have the ability to create a chart of all dependencies for a specific maven component in order to track down version conflicts. In addition, the ability to watch for changes in the pom.xml and load any new dependencies is something I cannot live without.
- Integration with Spring, which we use to wire together our components. Note that its integration isn't perfect, and there are times when it is not able to wire beans (I'm looking at you, @ComponentScan). However, it works for the most part, and that can be worked around by giving IntelliJ some hinting.
- Ability to debug JavaScript straight inside the IDE. This is a feature that some members of our frontend team live by in Visual Studio, and I am happy to say it works just as well (or even better) with IntelliJ.
- Powerful refactoring. This is something that is expected of IDEs now, but the ability to find all usages of a constructor or method or being able to change the name of a class in all places (including comments) is still very impressive.
- Live templates are fantastic, and being able to easily define your own is even better. I find myself using these more, and miss them when I am in other editors.

Now, there are a few places where I feel IntelliJ could improve:
- As stated above, Spring 4 support can be somewhat flaky with its Spring bean detection when using @ComponentScan rather than an xml file. There are workarounds luckily.
- Maven dependencies can sometimes disappear out of IntelliJ when the pom.xml is updated outside of it. Whenever this happens, I have to go try and force IntelliJ to redownload the missing dependencies and is not straight forward.
- Performance over remote desktop is something that IntelliJ desperately needs to work on. I have to do config changes just to get it to work, and even then these changes cause occasional graphical glitches on the frontend side. It can lag at times when using it remotely, which is not something you want when you're trying to get work done.

Overall, I recommend all of IntelliJ's products to others, and it provides all the functionality that I need. While there are a things they can work on, they certainly don't hinder my day-to-day tasks, and overall it rarely gets in my way when I am working.