5 Best IDE for Java Development

Presenting the List of 5 Best popular Java IDE. As we know Our favorite & best Java IDE or code editor can become an unparalleled ally when it comes to code completion and visual assistance for debugging and building our app. Java IDEs are fancy text editors with tools and inspections regarding programming languages.

That being said, let’s highlight 5 Best popular IDE For Java and take a bird’s eye view of how each one of them can ease your Java development.

# Featured Java IDE – MyEclipse

Myeclipse is a Java IDE that includes the best tools for the full stack developer. With MyEclipse, it’s simple to create a dynamic front end along with a powerful back end—the combination that is critical to today’s enterprise.
MyEclipse delivers everything the enterprise developer needs to efficiently create powerful applications using the latest technologies.

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Features

  • Commercial-grade tools built on top of the latest Eclipse Java EE
  • Java EE coding enhanced for Spring and Maven
  • Superior Angular & TypeScript coding/development support
  • Seamless development for popular app servers and databases
  • CodeLive with Live Preview for faster HTML & CSS changes
  • JSjet for exceptional JavaScript coding and debugging
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1 – Eclipse

Eclipse is the most popular java IDE. Eclipse  UI is great, you can have multiple projects in the IDE’s project tab. You can see the code of different project in the same window without switching the IDE perspective. It has a different debugging  perspective (view). It has a lot of plugins. This is the choice if you are a budding developer.

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Its main features include a Windows Builder, integration with Maven, Mylyn, XML editor, Git client, CVS client, PyDev, and it contains a base workspace with an extensible plug-in system for customizing the IDE to suit your needs. Through plugins , you can develop applications in other programming languages some of which include , C, C++, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Prolog, Python, R, Ruby (including Ruby on Rails framework), to name just a few.
Eclipse is available under an Eclipse Public License and is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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Popularity

Note – A value of 100 is the peak popularity of the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. Likewise a score of 0 means the term was less than 1% as popular as the peak. – ( source : google trends)

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2 – IntelliJ IDEA

Intellij is also a popular java IDE . Its UI is not as good as Eclipse but it is  bit quicker in processing than any other IDE. The variable values while debugging is shown right next to the them (which is great) where as in eclipse there is a separate window in Eclipse.

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You can evaluate expressions while debugging to check what value it is returning. The thing you will not like about Intellij is that it allows you only to load only one workspace or project at a time, if you have to switch between projects, you have to reopen the other project and wait for 30 secs for the window perspective to change. Apart from this Intellij is also the BEST.

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popularity

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Note – A value of 100 is the peak popularity of the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. Likewise a score of 0 means the term was less than 1% as popular as the peak. – ( source : google trends)

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3 – Netbeans

NetBeans is an open source Integrated Development Environment written in Java and is one of IDR Solutions favourite IDE’s for Java Coding.

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The NetBeans IDE supports a development of all Java application types (Java SE, JavaFX, Java ME, web, EJB and mobile applications) standard out of the box. NetBeans is modular in design meaning it can be extended by third-party developers who can create plugins for NetBeans to enhance its functionality .

popularity

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Note – A value of 100 is the peak popularity of the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. Likewise a score of 0 means the term was less than 1% as popular as the peak. – ( source : google trends)

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popularity compared

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Note – A value of 100 is the peak popularity of the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. Likewise, a score of 0 means the term was less than 1% as popular as the peak. – ( source : google trends)


4 – BlueJ

BlueJ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for the Java programming language, It has been mainly developed for educational purposes, but also suitable for those who wish to do small-scale software development. It runs with the help of a JDK(Java Development Kit).

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BlueJ is mainly developed for the teaching of object-oriented programming, and its design differs from other development environments as a result.

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5 – Jgrasp

GRASP is a lightweight IDE primarily created for automatic generation of software visualizations to improve the comprehensibility of software.

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Jgrasp capable of producing static visualizations of source code structure and visualizations of data structures at runtime and jGRASP produces Control Structure Diagrams (CSDs) for Java, C, C++, Objective-C, Python, Ada, and VHDL; Complexity Profile Graphs (CPGs) for Java and Ada; UML class diagrams for Java; and has dynamic object viewers and a viewer canvas that work in conjunction with an integrated debugger and workbench for Java.

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conclusion

The best IDE is one that suits you better and makes your workflow more productive. But in terms of popularity Eclipse is the Best , if you think your favorite IDE is not Listed here just comment below i will be happy to list them here . As a beginner, if you don’t know where to start learning java then you should enroll for  Java for Beginners from Scratch course . This is the best course for beginners to learn java from scratch .

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Deven Rathore

I'm Deven Rathore, a multidisciplinary & self-taught designer with 3 years of experience. I'm passionate about technology, music, coffee, traveling and everything visually stimulating. Constantly learning and experiencing new things.

  • Martin

    This is a really poorly written article that is clearly biased. You argue that the “Eclipse UI is great”, based on what? None of the actual points you make regarding any of the IDEs you list is based on nothing but your own subjective opinion. And in my opinion, I completely disagree that the Eclipse UI is great. Typing any code in it feels like you are writing a document in Ms Word 2006 compared to any other modern IDE like NetBeans or IntelliJ.
    Basing your statistics on Google Trends is completely wrong when Eclipse relates to far more than just the Eclipse IDE. As you state in the article, you refer to the “Eclipse open source license”, which will also affect the statistics you base your entire article on. If you go on Eclipse.org, you can see that Eclipse is more than just their Java IDE; it consists of tons of different open source projects.
    In fact, according to a survey done by JRebel, IntelliJ surpassed Eclipse (The IDE) in terms of popularity this year. An article named “The Fall of Eclipse” was linked on r/programming (that’s a subreddit, a section on reddit, as I find it reasonable to assume you live under a rock), where people do also agree that Eclipse is over and other IDEs have surpassed Eclipse in terms of UX, feature richness, and maturity. And how come Android Studio not even being mentioned in the article as Google switched from Eclipse to the IntelliJ platform as a base. What does that say about how popular Eclipse is?

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