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John Peters

Luke, I couldn't disagree more. My last Intellij experience with Java, just last year; was majorly painful. The developers used so many plug-ins and non-default configurations, that not even they knew what was needed for a new install.

It took us 6 weeks to smooth out the rough edges. Oh they'd say, we don't use Maven, we use Gradle, then they say you need this or that like access to the super-secret class repository they had. Totally frustrating.

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Jan Wedel Author

Ok, that sounds pretty bad. Usually, the best idea is to keep everything default.

That question: how is any of this IntelliJs fault?

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John Peters

It's not IntelliJ's fault other than its default set up didn't appear to be what our developers wanted, so they added tons of stuff and they didn't seem to have a standard install. I went to IntelliJ site and downloaded it, but that was just the start of trouble for me.

Visual Studio will install everything you need from the start except MarketPlace add-ons. But no market place add on is an absolute dependency for VS to function.

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Did you use Ultimate or community version? The latter certainly has a couple of things missing, but the defaults of IntelliJ are based on language defaults and common sense. If it needs a lot of configuring in your team, then your team is probably far from standards. All settings if IntelliJ can be exported and shared, BTW