|Re: [ide-dev] Why we dropped Eclipse in favour of IntelliJ | Java Code Geeks|
From: Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, 19 September, 2013 2:58 PM
To: "ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx" <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Why we dropped Eclipse in favour of IntelliJ | Java Code Geeks
There are some good arguments I fully agree with.
Things such as having most of JDT warnings disabled by default is a only way to hide the value of Eclipse. Most products show everything they can do by default, and users are free to disable the useless parts. On this topic, some Eclipse projects chose the other way round, which seems to lower the value of the IDE. I'm aware of the argument "people don't like to see hundreds of warnings", but it's the role of an IDE to show them and teach to any developer a better way to write code.
Could it be something the Foundation could do?
More generally, the most web-centric package is Eclipse JEE. It could make sense to rename it "Eclipse for Web and Mobile Development" to advertise the support of more trendy/modern web technologies such as JS and get further than just JEE.
The "Several minor things" are actually pragmatic feature requests that should be entered in the tracker. I let other people do it ;)