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Eclipse IDE


Released June, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Extremely configurable and customizable UI. Plug-in architecture for useful stuff like subversion client (subclipse). Runs on a variety of OS, including Linux and OpenSolaris.

The Cons:Some of the UI elements don't work as expected (like pinning panes). Can be extremely slow and resource intensive. Plugin architecture can be very confusing for people.

Eclipse is a  powerful open-source multi-language integrated development suite. It features a high degree of extensibility through its plug-in architecture, and supports the languages Java, C, C++, Cobol, Python, Perl, PHP, Scala, Scheme, Ruby, and Ada.

Eclipse itself is implemented largely in Java, and its source code is publicly released under the Eclipse Public License.

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Pros
  • 4

    extremely configurable and customizable UI

  • 4

    plug-in architecture for useful stuff like subversion client (subclipse)

  • 4

    runs on a variety of OS, including Linux and OpenSolaris

  • 4

    open-source and free :-)

  • 2

    Excellent for Android development with ADT Plugin

  • 1

    doesn't need a Windows installer or heavy registry updates

  • 1

    can use GDB (GNU Debugger) client from within Eclipse

Cons
  • 3

    some of the UI elements don't work as expected (like pinning panes)

  • 3

    can be extremely slow and resource intensive

  • 3

    plugin architecture can be very confusing for people

  • 2

    not all languages are supported equally - definitely favors java more than anything

  • 2

    few (if any?) h/w debuggers integrate fully into Eclipse (not Eclipse's fault, rather a 3rd party support issue)

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Omar
Omar: #eclipse_ide Well that's definitely good to know for the future. At work we use Visual Studio and .NET, so Eclipse won't be used here probably ever. But in my own personal projects I'm dabbling into Python, so Eclipse may be a good fit there. Sep 22, 10
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dom
dom: #eclipse_ide I just switched back to Eclipse and I'm blown away by its performance - nothing like I remember from years ago. Try it! They do a major update every year, and it looks like it's come a long way. Debugger integration for RTOS/Embedded has been/still is a bit of a sore spot, but companies are increasingly developing with Eclipse integration in mind. Sep 22, 10
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Omar
Omar: #eclipse_ide Admittedly I haven't used Eclipse in a damn long time, but the time I did spend with it left a very lasting impression on me. In general I'm a big fan of IDEs - I'm not a VI guy or anything - so in that regard I do like Eclipse more than regular text editors. BUT compared to other IDEs that I've used such as Visual Studio or IntelliJ, Eclipse leaves a lot to be desired. Granted Eclipse is free while those other IDEs cost money, but damn it some things are worth paying for. Sep 22, 10
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