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IntelliJ features vs Eclipse

 
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Junilu Lacar wrote:If you're wondering about my strange naming of the parameters, it's because an IDE like IntelliJ IDEA will actually display the code with a hint as to what the parameters mean. So, with a judicious choice of names, it actually makes your code very readable in the IDE.

This is what I'd see in my IDEA editor for highRolls():

IntelliJ IDEA 16 wrote:
Die die = new Die( faces: 8);

int[] highTwo = die.highRolls( highest: 2, outOf: 4);

I really like this new feature in my IDE.



Do you prefer IntelliJ over eclipse?  Is the learning curve steep moving from eclipse to ItelliJ?  Does IntelliJ offer a "windowbuilder" function like eclipse?  If I'm not mistaken the newer versions of Android studio is developed based on IntelliJ, do you consider this is true?
 
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I have no real preference. I like working in both equally well. I might be an outlier though since most people do have a preference for a specific IDE. I also use tmux from time to time, just to force myself to use the keyboard more, although I also try to do that when I'm using Eclipse and IDEA.

From the Android Studio home page: "Android Studio is built on IntelliJ and is capable of advanced code completion, refactoring, and code analysis."
 
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I prefer not switching editors too often. The more time you spend in an editor, the more you learn the shortcuts.

IntelliJ definitely has better refactoring options.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I prefer not switching editors too often. The more time you spend in an editor, the more you learn the shortcuts.

IntelliJ definitely has better refactoring options.


For some reason, I keep forgetting the shortcuts in eclipse, lol.  I think it is because I am still completely green with Java and I am spending most of my thoughts on the Java code! 
 
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