About Eclipse IDE

Eclipse is a free open-source integrated development environment that allows users to create Java-based applications. Eclipse IDE is composed of plug-ins and be customized using third-party plug-ins. With its extensible plug-in framework, Eclipse can support other programming languages such as Fortran, Haskell, C, C++, JavaScript, Lua, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Scala, and more.


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44 Reviews of Eclipse IDE

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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March 2021

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Flavio from Ericsson

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Eclipse changed the developer world

Consolidating the development environment using Eclipse for huge teams, spread all around the globe, helped to avoid loosing time to support more than on IDE and to maintain specific configurations which may be needed. We exported Eclipse configurations and even had a small team to certificate and manage internal plugins distributions, ensuring that the development work machinery was not stopped due to environment issues.

Pros

Eclipse IDE offers the capability to allow the users to develop plugins, which in my company was a killer feature because we had many proprietary languages that required also proprietary IDE. The plugins we developed helped a lot our dev teams community (about +1000 developers), bringing more efficiency and fun to the coding / testing / debugging activities.

Cons

If your application is too big, building it can cause the interface to hang, so, better to take coffee, a walk, to give time to Eclipse finish the process.

Reasons for Choosing Eclipse IDE

Eclipse is free and its usability was great.

Reasons for Switching to Eclipse IDE

Netbeans features and user experience was not as good as Eclipse offered.

October 2021

Rodrigo from Dapa Sistemas Ltda ME

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Solves many problems, but it's not the first option

Despite the shortcomings, I can say that it's more pleasant to create for Android in Eclipse using the plugin than using Android Studio. That's because the development of the supporting part of Eclipse is phenomenal. He helps you with things that clearly someone needed to use and took the trouble to develop. For example, for Android the help to find errors or gaps in internationalization is much more efficient in Eclipse than in Android Studio. When I used it for Java and PHP some things were like that, but then you stumble across something someone else did too lazy or in a hurry, and you get stuck.

Pros

It is a complete IDE, with many support tools, many plugins and support for many popular programming languages. It has "versions" with embedded items, making it easy to install for this or that purpose, such as IOT projects or embedded electronics, PHP or Java. If you don't have another tool, with Eclipse you can create your end-to-end product and deliver.

Cons

First off, Eclipse is free, but I put an average price. This is because despite not having a license cost, you have cost of use in productivity. If you take twice as much time on tool X it already costs you hours of production. I find Eclipse old-fashioned, heavy, huge and dated. It's not nice to use Eclipse, it's just functional. And he has many errors in obscure canvases that look like they were made twenty years ago.

Reasons for Choosing Eclipse IDE

It's worth commenting because the decision he took a few years ago is still in effect, and we would make the same decision today: we tested Netbeans and InteliJ IDEA at the time. Netbeans was slow, heavy, did any task in the least intuitive way. JBuilder was expensive and therefore unaffordable for us. InteliJ IDEA was even more expensive, but it was great. Eclipse was mid-range between the three worlds and with no direct associated cost.

Reasons for Switching to Eclipse IDE

That was a while ago. Today Eclipse is part of our toolbox but is only used for certain types of tasks. At the time we needed to get out of VB6 and JBuilder (Borland) was too expensive. The eclipse did, and while it's not a ferrari, sometimes it's the old 1113 truck that saves the day. We tried using Netbeans for a while, but it was SLOW and managed to make even the easiest task difficult. At the time it was Sun, but Netbeans under Apache doesn't look better.

February 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2021

Switched to Software With Better User Experience / GUI

Overall the benefits of it being free and having lots of basic tutorials available did not outweigh the issues of the user interface and poor experience. I decided to go with IntelliJ IDE and was much happier overall.

Pros

As a former user, I'd say that the biggest benefits of Eclipse (while I used it) were the low price and the dearth of web content on using it. I was exploring Java applets as a tool in handling some internal tasks on a Intranet, so I wasn't even sure whether Java was the right choice for me. Being able to fire up a free yet capable IDE and follow some tutorials allowed me to test my proof of concept fairly quickly.

Cons

What led me to go with another product (IntelliJ IDEA) was the fact that the user interface and experience are just not enjoyable. The approach to debugging is very convoluted. I don't code very often, so at first I assumed it was normal. After trying a few other IDEs I realized that the whole Debug View approach seemed needlessly complicated, as a layperson. The UI is not very presentable, and it has some delays in refactoring and displaying that perhaps are a side effect of it being needlessly complex. Also, the dearth of tutorials and plugins were good at first but then I ran into the issue that the software is changing so much that the tutorials and plugins were oftentimes irrelevant or rendered obsolete.

October 2021

Angeline from Infosys Limited

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Best IDE I have used for my development work

Being a user for almost a decade now I have always felt that this is one of the best IDEs that I have ever worked amongst every IDE I have tried.

Pros

Ease of setup and user interactions to set up a project and do the development work for almost a decode for me now. A lot of improvements on their new versions show that they are valuing their users and consistently improvising their products.

Cons

The IDE takes a little long time to load at times when trying to import complex projects from github that may have a lot of dependencies to be initialized and some time results in memory issue

February 2021

Mohammad Iqbal from MIKS Company

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Eclipse - Good IDE for Java

The overall experience with Eclipse IDE was good for Java but not for other programming languages comparatively. The absence of live server makes me dependent on other application for doing parallel job. It is slow and consumes lot of memory.

Pros

It is a powerful tool and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the developers / programmers using Java, C and Python. It has a good and modern user interface. It is available to download and use for multiple operating systems. It is open source and free to download and use. It support plugins.

Cons

It is memory eater and turns system slow. The absence of debugger for JavaScript is a lack. No plugin available for live server.

Reasons for Switching to Eclipse IDE

I was looking for a cheaper specifically Java supporting IDE.