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Re: [ide-dev] Java IDEs comparison

Of course java-power-assert is not working with Eclipse. Its implementation is using javac internal classes (com.sun.* packages). It would not be too difficult to get the same functionality using eclipse JDT APIs. At least it might be something worth investigating if this is really something that prevent users from switching to Eclipse.


From:        Ned Twigg <ned.twigg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        07/09/2016 10:45 AM
Subject:        Re: [ide-dev] Java IDEs comparison
Sent by:        ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

Here's an example that Netflix uses heavily,
java-power-assert.  From the readme:

> Currently, java-power-assert only works on code compiled with javac. This means it works in IntelliJ IDEA, gradle, etc.  Notably, it does not work in Eclipse

If you work at Netflix and you use IntelliJ, then all of your failed assertions get diagrammed out in little ASCII-art diagrams showing the value of all the expressions which didn't match.  If you use eclipse, then you don't.

I had never heard of these issues before I talked to this guy.  Anyone else have any stories from switchers?  Not forum trolls, but technical decision makers?

Ned Twigg
Lead Software Architect, DiffPlug LLC
340 S Lemon Ave #3433, Walnut, CA 91789

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