☕ Java Guide: The Most Popular IDE For Java Developers In 2022

Check out your options to write Java code with ease in 2022

Tom Smykowski


The most popular IDE/text editors for Java in 2022 are:

  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • VSCode
  • Notepad++
  • Sublime Text
  • Vim
  • Atom
  • Eclipse
  • Android Studio

Let's dive into these IDEs and see why Java developers use them, and how much do they cost.

IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is a very popular IDE among Java developers according to two hundred participant survey results from 2022 that was run by Continuum Consulting and reported by Bart Waterlot.

The dark mode in IntelliJ IDEA looks great, and intelligent suggestions along with quite nice refactoring tools make coding in Java with IntelliJ IDEA a nice experience without having to install additional plug-ins.

With the 2022.3 version you can also enable the latest UI redesign that gives more space for the code and makes IntelliJ IDEA look a little bit more like VSCode. You can read about it in my article.

Dan Vega likes the new UI of IDEA:

Initial thoughts on the new IntelliJ IDEA UI... LOVE IT 🤩

IntelliJ IDEA Community version is free, and available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

There is also an Ultimate version for about $18 per month. It supports more developer tools and frameworks.

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