Cutting code with IntelliJ IDEA is more fun and easier than even cutting butter with a knife! You are the sword that makes me a Samurai!"
“IntelliJ IDEA is like religion to me – it is my strength, it is my faith and it is my guide.
Arun Batchu, consultant with netrii LLC
If you’re one of these people who put free cost above time and money gained a small investment, you should give IDEA a try… It didn’t win the Java Developer Journal Reader’s Choice award for best Java IDE for nothing.
Mathias Meyer, freelance software developer, consultant and coach PAPERPLANES
I want something that just works and the best results I’ve had is IDEA… as a day to day development environment IDEA for me is focused on getting things done.
When I use IDEA coding tends to be like morse code, first few chars, ctrl+space. It’s smart enough not to throw the whole world at me and knows what i’m referring to. With touch typing it lets me output code almost as fast as I think and it means I get the feeling my IDE works with me and doesn’t get in the way.
Most of our engineers do not get any errors at all during compiling because IntelliJ IDEA catches them all during editing. The time we save is remarkable.
Ken Watts, VP Platform Engineering, Documentum
When I started writing about refactoring I looked forward to the days when Java programmers could have the same tools that Smalltalkers used to refactor their programs. IntelliJ IDEA gives Java programmers that power, not just through refactorings, but also through innovative code assistance capabilities. These days every Java programmer should use a refactoring tool every day.
Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, Thoughtworks Inc.
I have tried numerous Java development environments and found all of them lacking in some way or another. IntelliJ IDEA is different. It’s clear to me that it’s authors eat their own dog food. It shows through in the design of every feature of the product, many of which are unique to IntelliJ IDEA.
Glen Stampoultzis, Director, TriNexus
The key reason for us to develop J2EE with IntelliJ IDEA was it’s ability to support the programmer in every conceivable way. Outstanding features like import statement management, syntactic error checking, refactoring and intelligent code completion increased our productivity considerably.
Stephan Schmidt, CTO, neotis wissensmanagement GmbH
I’ve been using IntelliJ IDEA and I am so freaking blown away I can hardly articulate it. This is the best IDE I’ve ever used. For any language.
Kirk Woll, Lead Software Architect, Digimax Development Inc.
…IDEA is simply a killer…I paid for the license myself but I felt it was my duty since I want to be as productive as possible.
Manuel Palacio, System designer at UC AB
…if you’ve never used IntelliJ, maybe it’s worth the effort. Yeah, it costs money, but frankly if you’re in the business of making money with your code, it’s trivial, especially when you start looking at the features that come “free" with it, and start looking at the extra cost of plugins for some of the competitors.
Why do I like it? Probably familiarity, definitely because it allows me to effortlessly get what’s in my head onto the screen in a seamless manner. I also credit this IDE for making me a better code-writer and giving me the confidence in my abilities to make the next steps in my career … and make my code professional.
Also if quality, ease of use and completeness of the product are key considerations, you get what you pay for with IntelliJ and their plugins.
Danilo Gurovich, EarthLink, inc. Co-author of Struts Recipes
Second, JetBrains have released IntelliJ IDEA 7.0. What was simply the best Java IDE on the planet is now also simply the best Groovy/Grails IDE on the planet. Congrats to the JetBrains guys and check it out.
Graeme Rocher, Grails creator
It was really catching on fast, so we purchased a license for everyone who wanted it. That turned out to be pretty much the entire organization.
Bruce Kratz, Director of Engineering East, HP Web Services Management Operation
At last, an IDE that understands how I program.
Robert C. Martin, CEO, Object Mentor Inc.
Finally an IDE that lets you develop as fast as you can think, not as fast as you can type. The way that IntelliJ IDEA lets the IDE take over the routine tasks, doesn’t only make development faster and less painful, it can help a lot in making your code contain less errors.
Karl Avedal, Co-Founder, IronFlare/Orion Application Server
IntelliJ’s IDEA will save you time and money. For developers, IntelliJ IDEA promotes the rapid creation of clean, reusable, and well documented code. For managers and architects, IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to quickly navigate, review, and refactor code projects large and small. I have been programming full time in Java since early 1996 and I had given up hope that there would be a truly world class IDE for the language. IntelliJ IDEA is world class and I would recommend it to any development team without reservation.
Mike Sick, VP Development, Usermagnet Inc.