Java Tutorial: Most Popular Java IDE in 2019

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Most Popular Java IDE in 2019

Java is a general-purpose, open-source and free programming language. It originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1995 and more than 3 billion devices run Java. It is used to creating Desktop applications, Mobile applications, Web applications, Web servers, Games, and more. Java works on a variety of platforms. such as Windows, Mac, Linux and more. Java is easy to learn and simple to use.

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What is IDE?

An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software that provides comprehensive facilities to programmers for software development. Some IDEs are open source, while others are commercial offerings.

In this tutorial, we will talk about the Top 10 Most Popular Java IDE in 2019

Advantages of using an IDE

  • Code faster with less effort.
  • Project Management.
  • Most IDE also provides a console for the execute command.
  • Auto-complete.
  • DEBUGGING. – IDEs provide hints while coding to prevent errors.
  • Syntax Highlighting.
  • IDEs automate common developer tasks.
  • Some IDEs contain a compiler, interpreter, or both for compiling,

Most Popular Java IDE

  1. IntelliJ IDEA – JetBrains (FREE For JVM and Android development / Commercial For web and enterprise development)
  2. Eclipse –  Eclipse Foundation (FREE)
  3. NetBeans – Apache Software Foundation, Oracle Corporation (FREE)
  4. BlueJ – BlueJ Team (FREE)
  5. DrJava – JavaPLT group at Rice University (FREE)
  6. JCreator – Xinox Software (Commercial)
  7. JDeveloper Oracle Corporation (FREE)
  8. Greenfoot – Michael Kölling, Computing Education Group, King’s College London (FREE)
  9. Eclipse Che – Eclipse Foundation (FREE)
  10. MyEclipse – Genuitec (Commercial)

1 – IntelliJ IDEA

most popular java ide

Download link:

  • Developers –  JetBrains
  • Initial release –  January 2001
  • Cost – Ultimate (For web and enterprise development) – USD $49.90 (user per month) / Community (For JVM and Android development) – Free
  • Support Operating Systems – Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Screen resolution – 1024×768 minimum screen resolution

System requirements

OS Version :
Windows – Microsoft Windows 7 or later, macOS – macOS 10.11 or later, Linux – Any 64-bit distribution (that supports Gnome or KDE).
Memory: 2 GB minimum; 8 GB or more recommended 
Disk space: 1.5 GB hard disk space

2 – Eclipse

Download link:

  • Developers – Eclipse Foundation
  • Initial release –  7 November 2001
  • Cost – Free
  • Support Operating Systems –  Linux, macOS, Solaris, Windows
  • Display Language –  Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified, traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, Canada), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Klingon, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

System requirements

OS Version :
Windows: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 – 64 bit or later, macOS: macOS Leopard 64bit or later, Linux: Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 64bt, RedHat Linux 5 – 64 bit
Memory: 2 GB minimum 
Disk space: 200 MB hard disk space

3 – NetBeans


Download link:

  • Developers – Apache Software Foundation, Oracle Corporation
  • Cost – Free
  • Support Operating Systems –  Windows, macOS, Linux, Solaris

System requirements


OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1/Windows 7 Professional or later
Processor: Minimum – 800MHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent / Recommended – Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory: Minimum – 512 MB / Recommended  – 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit)
Disk space: 750 MB of free disk space


OS Version: Ubuntu 9.10 or later
Processor:  Minimum – 800MHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent / Recommended – Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory: Minimum – 512 MB / Recommended  – 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit)
Disk space: 650 MB of free disk space


OS Version: Macintosh OS X 10.7 Intel or later
Processor:  Dual-Core Intel
Memory: Minimum – 2 GB / Recommended  – 4 GB
Disk space: 650 MB of free disk space

4 – BlueJ

Download link:

  • Developers – BlueJ Team
  • Support Operating Systems –  Cross-platform
  • Cost – Free
  • Display Language – Multilingual

System requirements

OS Version: Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows) / OS X 10.11 or later /  Debian buster or Ubuntu 18.10 or later. (64-bit)
Processor: Minimum – Pentium II processor or equivalent / Recommended – 400MHz Pentium III processor or above
Memory: 64 MB or later
Disk space: 750 MB of free disk space

Also available: Standalone zip suitable for USB drives.

5 – DrJava

Download link:

  • Developers – JavaPLT group at Rice University
  • Initial release –  June 19, 2002
  • Cost – Free
  • Display Language – English

6 – JCreator

Download link –

  • Developers – Xinox Software
  • Cost – JCreator LE (USD $34) / JCreator Pro (USD $89)
  • Support Operating Systems – Windows

7 – JDeveloper

Download link:

  • Developers – Oracle Corporation
  • Cost – Free
  • Support Operating Systems – Cross-platform

System requirements

Processor:  Intel Core 2 Duo or later
Memory: 3 GB (32-bit) / 4 GB (64-bit)
Disk space: 3 GB for Studio Edition / 90 MB for Java Edition

8 – Greenfoot

Greenfoot is primarily designed for educational purposes at the high school and undergraduate level. 

Download link:

  • Developers – Michael Kölling, Computing Education Group, King’s College London
  • Support Operating Systems – Cross-platform
  • Cost – Free
  • Display Language – Multilingual

9 – Eclipse Che

Download link:

  • Developers – Eclipse Foundation
  • Initial release – 29 March 2016
  • Cost – Free
  • Support Operating Systems – Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows

System requirements

Processor: Minimum  one CPU
Memory: 2 GB of RAM
Disk space: 3 GB disk space.

10 – MyEclipse

Download link:

  • Developers – Genuitec
  • Cost – MyEclipse Standard (USD $31.75 per user per year) / MyEclipse Professional (USD $63.55 per user per year) / MyEclipse Blue (USD $158.95 per user per year) / MyEclipse Spring (USD $149.95 per user per year) / MyEclipse Bling (USD $249.95 per user per year)
  • Support Operating Systems –  Windows, Mac OS, Linux

System requirements

OS Version:  Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.9 or later, or modern Linux
Memory: Minimum 1 GB of RAM / Recommended 2 GB of RAM
Disk space: Minimum 5 GB disk space / Recommended 10 GB disk space

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