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Dan Lebrero Author

It is very good that you took the time and energy to learn both IDEs. That shows a very professional attitude!

Personally, I don’t know anybody that has move from Intellij back to Eclipse, but I just know one Eclipse poweruser, so for the average developer, the Intellij first time experience is just smoother.

But that doesn’t mean that is the best tool.

I would give Intellij a little bit more time and then you can assess which tool is best for you.



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Martin Häusler

I just want to use the best tool for the job, that's all. And sometimes, the Eclipse editor can't even keep up with my typing speed, which is a total no-go for me, so I was looking for alternatives and found IntelliJ IDEA.

Somebody once told me: "If you tell me to chop down a tree in 3 hours, you can safely bet that I will spend two and a half hours sharpening my axe". That about sums it up. Currently I'm on IntelliJ, but for certain features I keep looking back at Eclipse.