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Advantages of IntelliJ IDEA

In this article, we will introduce IntelliJ IDEA Java Integrated Development Environment and some tutorials for using IntelliJ IDEA for the app development.

Since 2012, IntelliJ IDEA has been rapidly rising. In 2016, it captured 46% of the market share of the developer market. According to a research in 2018, the market share of IntelliJ IDEA increased to 55.4%, winning the throne of the Java IDE world. Martin Fowler, renowned author, software consultant and speaker, speaks highly of IntelliJ IDEA on his blog. IntelliJ IDEA also achieved 98% customer satisfaction, which is extremely high.

So why IntelliJ IDEA (commercial) has a better reputation than Eclipse (free)? In this article, we will introduce IntelliJ IDEA Java Integrated Development Environment to answer this question.

From the design of IntelliJ IDEA, we can see:

  1. It Does Not Break Developers Out of Flow. Every aspect of IntelliJ IDEA is designed with ergonomics in mind. IntelliJ IDEA is built around the idea that every minute a developer spends in the flow is a good minute, and things that break developers out of flow are bad things. Every design and implementation decision considers the possibility of interrupting developer's flow and seeks to eliminate or minimize it.
  2. IntelliJ IDEA claims that they use ergonomics in the design of the IDEA: "The capable and ergonomic IDE for JVM". Ergonomics is a science that focuses on the study of how to enhance human comfort, and reduce fatigue and discomfortness through product design. This concept is very important in home design and human engineering to help you feel more comfortable, increase the efficiency, and reduce the pressure.

Our team believe that the IDEA growth engines: outstanding design concepts, extraordinary user experience, open community, and the parallel business model of the community version and the commercial version.

For more information and references about the IntelliJ IDEA Java Integrated Development Environment, please go to What Can We Learn from IntelliJ IDEA?.

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