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Android Android Tools Getting Started with Android Studio Should You Use Android Studio?

Kevin Gonzales
Kevin Gonzales
4,638 Points

What about now that we are in 2015? Is Android Studio a good place to start if your a beginner?

The video says that eclipse is more friendly to beginners and that it has more support. However This video is a little old so what about now? I have been using android studio and I love it so far, but I have not used eclipse once.

Jakub Farobek
Jakub Farobek
1,959 Points

You literally have no choice. Google is ending support for Eclipse. There is only way and its name is Android Studio. All hail its intelligent auto-complete powers!

2 Answers

Yes I think it's highly recommended you stick with Android Studio, I believe all training content for Android from now will be using Android Studio. Hopefully the older courses will be updated/replaced at some point. Most of the basic principles are the same although of course there may be some discrepancy and issues. Android Studio is the official IDE now for Google with Android development, so if you started with Android Studio then stick with it and if there's any issues you can look or ask about them specifically.

It is the best tool i have ever tried. Luckily it is so sleek and works smoothly the new versions.