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Discussion on: Which are the best Java IDEs

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Nick Shattuck

IntelliJ is my personal favorite, but I got my start with Eclipse like many other developers. Eclipse is great for its simplicity, because if you don't have any experience with any IDE's, IntelliJ might be a bit overwhelming. Eclipse gets you coding quickly.
IntelliJ is a bit more advanced, though isn't so much of an upgrade that a beginner wouldn't be able to figure it out either, it just takes a bit of a learning curve. I still Google it's quirks when I encounter them. IntelliJ also has built in support for Kotlin, which is awesome because you can test mobile application development in IntelliJ. There are loads more features that make it a great switch.