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What is Eclipse?

Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Eclipse is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Who uses Eclipse?

362 companies reportedly use Eclipse in their tech stacks, including Accenture, ViaVarejo, and Zalando.

1530 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Eclipse.

Eclipse Integrations

Java, Azure DevOps, Java EE, Snyk, and Grails are some of the popular tools that integrate with Eclipse. Here's a list of all 43 tools that integrate with Eclipse.
Pros of Eclipse
Does it all
Integrates with most of tools
Easy to use
Java IDE
Best Java IDE
Open source
Hard for newbews
Great gdb integration
True open source with huge contribution
Great code suggestions
Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit
Works with php
Decisions about Eclipse

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Eclipse in their tech stack.

christy craemer

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

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Eclipse Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Eclipse?
Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
NetBeans IDE
NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
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Eclipse's Followers
1819 developers follow Eclipse to keep up with related blogs and decisions.