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Why are you using Intellij IDEA ?

Please tell us why. Ideally, this course should have used Eclipse which I guess is the most popular IDE for Java.

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William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,868 Points

this course should have used Eclipse which I guess is the most popular IDE for Java.

This statement was probably valid a few years ago, but Intellij IDEA is becoming more and more mainstream each year; nowadays, it is just as popular, if not more so, as Eclipse in the Java Community. And if you do a bit of google using the query intellij idea vs eclipse, most online verdicts would tell you that they prefer IDEA over eclipse, and they went into length discussing why they believe IDEA is the superior of the two.

Another reason why using Intellij IDEA as IDE for java courses is a sane choice is because a lot of Treehouse students who're currently studying Java would eventually move on to learning Android development; by then they will be writing Android app using Android Studio, which is based on IntelliJ IDEA.