The features of Eclipse I use the most:
Built in refactorings tools
Built in ANT and JUnit tools
If you want to do something that Eclipse does not do by default, you can find several plugins. For plugins, visit
for some of the salient features in 2.1.
plugin for eclipse/
And if it can code-complete entire statements of
for you, then exactly what is the
1) Languages aren't write-only. Longer statements can make the code easier to read. 2) Just because it can code-complete the most common statement doesn't mean those are the only statements you use. (Wasn't sure if you were serious or not) --
And it contains code-templates. With these code-templates, you can define often used code-snippets like for-loops or for-iterations. Just press Ctrl-Space. I like it.
I am eternally grateful to Eclipse for researching the usability features which have since appeared in
I have been using Eclipse for 5 years, and it is my favorite IDE all this time. I've used it for various language (mainly Java). -- Mimi
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