Best IDE of JAVA

What we need from a Java IDE ?

Firstly, we hope that our IDE supports Java, Scala, Groovy, and any other JVM languages we regularly use. We will also want it to support the major application servers and the most popular web frameworks, including Spring MVC, JSF, Struts, Grails etc. Our IDE should be compatible with whatever build and version control systems our development team uses, for example Ant, Maven and/or Gradle etc. For extra, our IDE should be able to handle the client and database layers of our stack, supporting embedded JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, SQL, JavaServer Pages, Hibernate, and the Java Persistence API. Finally, we hope that our Java IDE lets us edit, build, debug, and test our systems with ease and grace.
With that features in mind, let us consider the following IDE : 

IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ) in January 2001. It comes in two editions: the Community edition, and the paid Ultimate edition. The Community edition is intended for JVM and Android development. It supports Java, Kotlin, Groovy, Scala, Android, Maven, Gradle and Git. The Ultimate edition, intended for web and enterprise development, supports JavaScript and TypeScript; supports Java EE, Spring, Grails, and other frameworks; and includes database tools and SQL.
IntelliJ IDEA is lightweight in design and comes with useful features like JUnit testing, TestNG, debugging, code inspections, code completion, and support for multiple refactoring. Plus Maven build tools, ant, visual GUI builder and code editor for XML and Java. The IDE further helps developers to gain deeper insight into the code by providing features like smart completion, chain completion, static member completion, data flow analysis, cross-language refactoring, and language injection.


The NetBeans Java IDE started as a university student project in 1996, became a commercial product in 1997, was bought by Sun in 1999, and was released to open source in 2000. The current version of Netbeans runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. NetBeans does have good support for conversion of older code to use newer Java version code. Its editors, code analyzers, and converters can help us to upgrade our applications to use new Java version language constructs, such as lambdas, functional operations, and method references. JavaScript plugins in NetBeans 8 include improved support for Node.js.


Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, and is the most widely used as Java IDE. It is written mostly in Java and its primary use is for developing Java applications. It was inspired by the Smalltalk-based VisualAge family of integrated development environment (IDE) products in 2001. Today, Eclipse is managed by the Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation. It is cross-platform I.e. it runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows. Its plugins include support for over 100 programming languages and almost 200 application development frameworks. Most Java servers are also support Eclipse. It also provide the facility of Editing, browsing, refactoring, and debugging.

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