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Every book I read pretty much uses Eclipse to teach how to make a Spring application, and references a lot of tools you can only get in Eclipse, but I cannot use the Eclipse web development program, because it freezes all the time, and I can barely click on more than one item in the IDE without it taking several seconds to process one click.  If I could get Eclipse to actually run properly, that would help.  It just doesn't though.
 
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Maybe your computer technical resources aren't enough to run it? By the the way, do you use plain Eclipse with bunch of plugins or actual Spring Tool Suite whose base is Eclipse?

However, if there are specific problems with Eclipse on your machine, you can try other IDE(s) as IntelliJ, NetBeans. For example many say that IntelliJ work for them slower than Eclipse, my personal experience is opposite. Eclipse for me feels way more sluggish on my machine than IntelliJ.
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote: However, if there are specific problems with Eclipse on your machine, you can try other IDE(s) as IntelliJ, NetBeans.



Seems that STS 4.0 isn't supported neither on Netbeans nor Intellij.
 
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Spring Tool Suite is an Eclipse program.  The standard Eclipse for Java works fine, but the version with web development capabilities freezes up and gives me the "Not Responding" error all the time.  I've looked it up and tried every suggestion on the internet of changing the settings or deleting certain projects that are unused.  Nothing works.
 
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When does your Eclipse installation freeze ? During autocompletion of code ? When you run your application ? What else ?
As suggested by Liutauras, are you sure that hardware requirements are satisfied?
 
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Claude Moore wrote:When does your Eclipse installation freeze ? During autocompletion of code ? When you run your application ? What else ?
As suggested by Liutauras, are you sure that hardware requirements are satisfied?




It freezes for a few seconds at various times.  When creating a new method, adding setters and getters, etc.  It says not responding for about 5 seconds, and works again.  If it was just a few times here and there, it wouldn't be a problem, but it gets annoying when it is doing new tasks and I have to keep waiting for it to catch up all the time.  

I don't know what requirements I need.  I have a PC and Windows 10.
 
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Nathan Milota wrote:

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I don't know what requirements I need.  I have a PC and Windows 10.


What Cpu and how much memory do yo do you have?

 
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Most of my memory is free.  Over 700 GB.  I have an i7 processor.
 
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700GB is your hard drive size, not your memory size. That's probably something like 4GB, 8GB or 16GB.

On Windows you can see this by pressing <windows-key>+<pause break>, then it's the "Installed memory (RAM)".
 
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Note that you can do Spring Development without STS. It's not visual, but it is "just" code.
 
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I agree. I've been working with Spring for over a year and I didn't even know STS existed. I use plain (JEE) Eclipse, but colleagues of mine use IntelliJ without any issues either. You can just run your main class as any other Java main class.
 
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