BlueJ has been my favorite IDE for Java till recently. I have been a great fan of BlueJ for its simplicity, intuitiveness and ease-of-use. Since we learnt it at school, it had become close to all our friends’ hearts. But after attending a seminar by JetBrains at JetBrains Day, I am compelled to set aside my favorite-till-now BlueJ and shift to IntelliJ IDEA. As per me, there are a few advantages of using IntelliJ over BlueJ.
- IntelliJ IDEA is more intuitive and it provides in-depth coding assistance to the developer due to which coding becomes much easier and faster
- It allows for quicker navigation, clever error analysis and also refactoring. (i.e. it checks for probable errors and helps us with refactoring the code easily)
- The logic behind IntelliJ IDEA is truly intelligent and implements AI and machine learning for code completion among others.
- IntelliJ IDEA also allows for debugging code which helps amateur and experienced developers alike
All said BlueJ still remains the best beginners Java IDE out there and I have always admired it throughout my schooling life as a computer science student.
I have been using BlueJ for my coaching sessions and have migrated to IntelliJ since I started coaching on Artificial Intelligence.
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