Eclipse maven updating indexes takes forever
Most of the annoyances are silly things, or bugs in the application that Eclipse just doesn’t have.
Most people who switch can’t admit it to themselves when they discover these little things. Today, I have finally had enough of my curser jumping to another part of the file whenever I hit cmd s, I mean seriously, that’s a pretty foobar bug. It’s not even about features or ease of use which you can get by, given a certain learning curve.
If you haven’t used it, this is a possibility to create triggers being launched when you press CTRL S.
So for example I can have the imports organized, code formatted and annotations added without any effort on my part.
Yes, sure, I know Eclipse can get messed up and stop working properly, but it’s fixable and doesn’t happen with a good setup, and actually didn’t really happen to me at all, once I understood how to set it up. I long for the old Eclipse days, when my editor didn’t invent things to go wrong, and refactoring made sense. At my previous job, I used Eclipse exclusively, but had heard many good things about Intellij, so when I started a new job I was really excited that they were using Intellij. But it’s a matter of overall stability and efficiency as a developer.
I thought it was awesome (and I still do), but after getting to know the IDE, I really miss the simplicity and consistency of Eclipse. With Eclipse, I found myself wasting LOTS of time solving IDE issues, updating plug-ins, suffering from update-deadlocks because plugin-A needs to be updated due to a bug but you can’t because plugin-B depends on it and there is no update yet for B which can work with the update of A so you’re stuck.
No such problems with Intelli J where I always have my questions answered in time and without bouncing the topics between different areas of responsibility.These fast indexing benefits are paying off in several different usability features: Language support.