The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of using IntelliJ IDEA in their organizations.
IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) that helps developers be more efficient by writing better code faster and with fewer bugs. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed four customers with years of experience using IntelliJ IDEA.
Prior to using IntelliJ IDEA, interviewed organizations used alternative solutions such as text editors or open-source IDEs. However, compared to IntelliJ IDEA, these prior solutions created friction and inefficiencies that reduced developer productivity, increased the number of bugs, slowed the release of new functionality, and led to an accumulation of technical debt over time.