intelliJ and Eclipse IDE


i wonder what are the additional features in intellij compared to eclipse. I wonder if there are any differences in using each. please advise
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Dung TrinhMarching Band Field CrewCommented:
It is all about preference. I used both for making small scale class's projects so maybe I cannot cover all of the features of the IDEs. However,when I code, I prefer to use IntelliJ since it is simpler. If you are just a beginner in Java, use IntelliJ. IntelliJ has the features that mainly focus on the specific tasks which make it easier to follow.
Eclipse is an community products with a vast selection of plugin. It is nice but also confusing at the same time.
I use Intellij for some project so maybe I am a little bit bias on this but Intellij has better code auto-complete. In addition, they have code analysis on the go.
I found this article and I mostly agree with it. (I only can say for the Java part since that is the task I mainly use Intellij for.)

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I'd agree that it's largely a matter of preference.  Both IDEs can "get the job done" when it comes to working with Java.  In our company we switched from Eclipse to IntelliJ because:
 - it seems better supported (if you have a problem you can get tech support inside 24 hrs)
 - its project management seems much better (Eclipse is surprisingly hard to share configurations among a team)
 - its auto fixes and refactoring tools seem superior

But it's by no means unreasonable to use Eclipse.  However, when IntelliJ launched their free community edition, it definitely took away Eclipse's biggest advantage which was that it was free and IntelliJ was not.

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