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Ludwig Saverstam
Ludwig Saverstam
2,894 Points

Android Studio vs Eclipse

I have started programming in Eclipse which you do in your course. I have though tried android studio and was also ok, even better in some parts. Which program is recommended? And which do you like the most? What are your opinions on which I should use?

Feel free to discuss

2 Answers

Ariel Guzman
Ariel Guzman
7,872 Points

In my opinion: Android Studio is better than eclipse. Why? Android Studio is based on Intellij Idea which is probably the greatest IDE on the market, its easy to import your existing Eclipse projects to it, it use gradle for your package maintenance and for the project build. also, remember that Android is working directly on the Android Studio IDE.

The only downside is that it is still an early access preview, but even so, I've never had any problems with it.

Andres Mendoza
Andres Mendoza
3,088 Points

If you are using Android Studios to make small projects and try new things then by all means continue using it, I found that the IDE is simpler than the heavyset eclipse which supports more than just android development. With that being said if you plan to work on a project that you will either publish or require a stable IDE then eclipse is the way to go. While Android Studios is nice it is also not out of preview.