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comparison of IntelliJ IDEA vs. Visual Studio
based on data from user reviews. IntelliJ IDEA rates 4.5/5 stars with 994 reviews. Visual Studio rates 4.4/5 stars with 1,552 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Businesses and organizations
$ 499 /1st year $  399 /2nd year
 
Individual customers
$ 149 /1st year $  119 /2nd year
 
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9.2
(Based on 929 reviews)
9.1
(Based on 1,437 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
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8.7
(Based on 932 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 1,442 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
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8.6
(Based on 97 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 294 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
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8.3
(Based on 89 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 283 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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8.6
(Based on 690 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 1,183 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
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8.8
(Based on 84 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 265 reviews)
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9.0
(Based on 924 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 1,428 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
31.0%
32.9%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
27.5%
31.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
41.5%
35.3%
 
Computer Software
32.8%
Computer Software
26.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
16.2%
Information Technology and Services
19.2%
 
Internet
11.9%
Higher Education
5.0%
 
Higher Education
5.4%
Internet
3.6%
 
Financial Services
4.2%
Hospital & Health Care
2.4%
 
Other
29.5%
Other
43.0%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Evgeny K.
User in Computer Software

1. Cross-reference navigation. IDEA was the first Java IDE feature "Find uses" / "Find usages" functionality and this feature is still the biggest productivity factor. 2. Refactoring. IDEA and Eclipse introduced refactoring feature approximately at the...

Shawn R.
User in Building Materials

What is to say about the best development suite on the market today. Amazing language choices, plenty of interoperability options, and countless ways to debug and test... It is the #1 tool for every developer.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Research

This is not best for beginners! I am new to Java, and the layout of projects wasn't intuitive to me. There was very little help to get me going.

Matt K.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

Lack of features compared to desktop version.

 
 

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