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5 Best Eclipse Alternatives

The world's most famous Java IDE with a hugely extensive library of plugins and addons.

Eclipse

In this article, we'll cover 5 alternatives to Eclipse, including applications like Visual Studio 2019.

1. Visual Studio 2019

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps

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2. Visual Studio Code

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Visual Studio Code is text editor from Microsoft. It's core motive is development, and comes with a huge library of development focussed plugins

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3. IntelliJ IDEA

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

IntelliJ IDEA is the world's best Java IDE at present. It has a hugely library of plugins, and useful tools for all Java developers

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4. Apache NetBeans

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Apache NetBeans is an open-source development IDE from Apache. It's great for Java and web developers alike.

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5. PyCharm

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, and Linux.

PyCharm is an IDE from JetBrains. It is built for Python development. The software is built on IntelliJ IDEA.

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