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IntelliJ IDEA: Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM. 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; pre-commit: A slightly improved pre-commit hook for git. pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable.

IntelliJ IDEA belongs to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack, while pre-commit can be primarily classified under "Git Tools".

Some of the features offered by IntelliJ IDEA are:

  • Smart Code Completion
  • On-the-fly Code Analysis
  • Advanced Refactorings

On the other hand, pre-commit provides the following key features:

  • debugger: make sure you don't commit a debugger statement
  • tabs: make sure your code uses leading spaces instead of tabs
  • whitespace: make sure you don't commit trailing whitespace

pre-commit is an open source tool with 755 GitHub stars and 96 GitHub forks. Here's a link to pre-commit's open source repository on GitHub.

Advice on IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit
christy craemer
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EclipseEclipse

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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Pycharm is great for python development, but can feel sometimes slow and community version has Somme very annoying restrictions (like they disabled jupyter notebooks plugin and made it premium feature). I personally started looking into VS Code as an alternative, and it has some very good potential. I suggest you take it into account.

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PyCharmPyCharm

The Community version of PyCharm is free and should give you what you need to get started with Python. Both PyCharm and IntelliJ are made by JetBrains. IntelliJ is initially focused on Java but you can get plugins for lots of other things. I subscribe to JetBrains' Toolbox: https://www.jetbrains.com/toolbox-app/ and have access to all of their great tools.

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Charles Nelson
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I couldn't imagine using a development tool other than the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate All Products Pack. A single license allows me to work directly on my server running Ubuntu and/or my workstation running Windows 10 Pro simultaneously. My current project uses HTML, W3CSS, JavaScript, Java, Groovy, Grails, C, GO, Python, Flask, and Rust. For me it's worth every penny of the $150 license fee. And you can try it for free.

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Hi, I will give my opinion based on my experience. I have used PyCharm, both community and Professional version. The community has limited functions, like you can't use a Jupyter notebook whereas it's available in the Professional version. PyCharm is slower compared to Visual Studio Code. Also Visual Studio Code is an editor which supports various languages. I myself have used both Visual Studio Code and PyCharm. I feel Visual Studio Code would be better choice. You may as well decide based upon your requirements.

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awesomebanana2018

Visual Studio code is easy to use, has a good UI, and a large community. Python works great with it, but unlike some other editors, it works with most languages either by default or by downloading a plugin. VS Code has built in linting, syntax coloring, autocompletes (IntelliSense), and an api for plugins to do there own tooling.

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Ivan Martinez Morales
Software Engineer Intern · | 4 upvotes · 435.2K views

I'd personally recommend Visual Studio Code as it gives you the flexibility of working in any language, so long as there are extensions to support it. It gives you the flexibility to learn Python, venture into Java, Javascript, and eventually AngularJS, and potentially mobile applications. It's also free and you can install it on your personal computer. I think Visual Studio Code would serve your intended use case best.

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Pranshu Verma
Engineer at Cisco Systems · | 3 upvotes · 435.2K views
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PyCharmPyCharm

If you starting with Python then PyCharm is better. For Java I would suggest to go with IntelliJ IDEA but people also prefer eclipse so I would say try both and then decide. For JS/Angular/React I would suggest go with VSCode. I personally use it and prefer as its light weight and have good integration with chrome for frontend development.

PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA are both products of JetBrains. They have a free (limited feature) and paid edition. Eclipse is free. VSCode is also free.

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Isaac Povey
Casual Software Engineer at Skedulo · | 3 upvotes · 435.3K views
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IntelliJ really is the best for Java, I switched from eclipse years ago and never looked back. As for javascript, python and angular either using the standalone products from jetbrains (pycharm for python, webstorm for js) or installing the relevant plugins for InteliJ will be your best bet. Pycharm etc. are really just InteliJ with some additional plugins installed.

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Pritam Nandy
Engineering Manager at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited · | 1 upvotes · 382.7K views
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PyCharmPyCharm

This is a very easy to use tool and gives you the opportunity to start coding right after the installation with almost everything setup automatically by the tool.

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PyCharmPyCharm

All three are great, however, I believe that IntelliJ IDEA's multiple IDE's are slightly more straight-forward and more up-to date than Eclipse. If I had to choose one specifically for Python projects I would go with PyCharm.

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Brian Turner
System Architect at Mary's Watch, Inc. · | 1 upvotes · 435.2K views
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Easy to learn and everything you need

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Pycharm is all you need to get start coding in python or any of its framework. Its an awesome tool you should give it a try :)

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Decisions about IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 689K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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Manabu Tokunaga
CEO, Co-Founder at WinguMD · | 10 upvotes · 343.3K views

I originally chose IntelliJ over Eclipse, as it was close enough to the look and feel of Visual Studio and we do go back and forth between the two. We really begin to love IntelliJ and their suite of IDEs so we are now using AppCode for the IOS development because the workflow is identical with the IntelliJ. IntelliJ is super complex and intimidating at first but it does afford a lot of nice utilities to get us produce clean code.

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Pros of IntelliJ IDEA
Pros of pre-commit
  • 299
    Fantastically intelligent
  • 242
    Best-in-class ide
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    Many languages support
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    Java
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    Fast
  • 82
    Code analysis
  • 78
    Reliable
  • 76
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 64
    Plugin architecture
  • 61
    Integrated version control
  • 12
    Code refactoring support
  • 11
    Best java IDE
  • 7
    Local history
  • 6
    Integrated Database Navigator
  • 6
    Built-in terminal/run tools
  • 6
    Code Completion
  • 5
    Base for Android Studio
  • 5
    Free for open-source development, students and teacher
  • 5
    All
  • 5
    Free If you're a Student
  • 5
    Kotlin
  • 4
    Cross platform
  • 4
    Database/Code integration
  • 4
    IDE
  • 4
    ERD Diagrams
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    Special icons for most filetypes in project list
  • 3
    Column Selection Mode
  • 3
    Server and client-side debugger
  • 3
    More than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Typescript support
  • 3
    Multicursor support
  • 3
    Reformating Code
  • 3
    Intuitive
  • 3
    Command-line tools
  • 3
    Android Integration
  • 3
    Out Of The Box features
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    Vim support
  • 3
    Supports many frameworks
  • 3
    Built-in web server
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    Live Templates
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    Scala support
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    Just works
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    Integrated Ssh/Ftp Managers
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    Full support
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    Task managers
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    Diff tools
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    File Watchers
  • 2
    Support for various package managers
  • 2
    Integrated Code Linting
  • 2
    Its fake intellisense is better than real IntelliSense
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    Clean UI
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    So modernised
  • 2
    Efficient, one Stop solution
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    A lot of plugin
  • 2
    Works fine with mac os catalina
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    Cons of IntelliJ IDEA
    Cons of pre-commit
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      Large footprint required to really enjoy (mem/disc)
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      Very slow
    • 7
      Bad for beginners
    • 6
      UI is not intuitive
    • 5
      Not nearly as many tools to integrate as vs code
    • 4
      Constant reindexing
    • 3
      Needs a lot of CPU and RAM power
    • 2
      Built in terminal is slow
    • 2
      Doesn't work that well with windows 10 edu
    • 1
      Ruby is a plug in
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      Pesky warnings increase with every release
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      What is 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.

      What is pre-commit?

      pre-commit checks your code for errors before you commit it. pre-commit is configurable.

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        What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA and pre-commit?
        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.
        PhpStorm
        PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
        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.
        PyCharm
        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!
        WebStorm
        WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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