Re: [ide-dev] Ctrl-1 driven development
I use a lot of IntelliJ / Android Studio with my Android clients. Here
are the main advantages I personally while using AS.
- IntelliJ provides Substring matching instead of only prefix matching
for code completion. The Eclipse team plans to enhance the JDT code
completion in Bug 350000
- IntelliJ has the postfix completion feature. The Eclipse team plans
to enhance the JDT code completion in Bug 458804.
- the XML editor is IntelliJ is simply kickass, if you rename an
opening tag the closing tag is automatically renamed, if you change a
tag like <test></test> to <test/> the </test> is automatically remove.
I do not actively follow the XML editor development so I'm not sure if
we have a bug report for that. I think Redhat is active in this area,
maybe you can help with a similar editor?
Other than that the IntelliJ Quickfixes seem very similar to me than
the ones in Eclipse. Sometimes they just have cooler Quickfixes, like
the one in https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=318681 which
awaits review from the JDT team since 2014-05.
Best regards, Lars
On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've spent some times asking former Eclipse RCP developers now converted to
> the 300$/year IDE on what they thing are the best things that are missing in
> Eclipse IDE.
> What they tell first is the quality of the "quick-fixes" in IntelliJ. But
> when you get into details, what makes the difference isn't really that IJ
> has editing/refactoring operations that Eclipse IDE doesn't have, but more
> that IJ shows the useful ones (and only the useful ones) on their Alt+Enter.
> In Eclipse, a lot of operations are available under Source and Refactor
> context menu, but it's a lot of menus to browse, it takes a lot of time,
> mostly requires to use mouse, requires to read a lot of entries that are
> contextual to the editor but not to the active selection... It's
> Eclipse has the very good Ctrl+1 menu, which is basically meant to host such
> small operations that are in the context of the selection in an editor.
> Eclipse IDE (precisely JDT UI) already shows a few relevant ones, but some
> other good ones are missing.
> So an easy way to improve Eclipse IDE would be to add to the Ctrl+1 the
> operations that users likes in this very narrow context. If you get such an
> idea, please report it to JDT/UI and share it. I believe fixing that isn't a
> too difficult task, with no risk at all, and that it would provide much user
> satisfaction. It could even be a great topic for a hackathon.
> I plan to make a more direct comparison of these quick-fixes one day (cannot
> be more precise, so don't wait for me if you're faster) and to come up with
> a list of the ones that are missing in Eclipse IDE to make this Ctrl+1 so
> efficent that user won't have to dig in the context-menu and will always get
> their favorite operation in a few keystrokes.
> Mickael Istria
> Eclipse developer at JBoss, by Red Hat
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