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IDE other than Eclipse which support Android development

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am currently using Eclipse 3.5.0 for Android development. But I just wanted to try Android development in some IDE other than Eclipse.
Firstly, am I going on the right track or is Android development possible only on Eclipse? Secondly, if there are options other than eclipse, what are they and in what way are they better or worse than Eclipse? How to install Android SDK on them? A tutorial for working with that IDE with be really helpful.

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How to&Answers:

Android development possible only on
Eclipse?

No it is possible in other IDE also

But the way I understood, Eclipse is the Best, because it’s plugin and updates are directly given in the android developer sites itself, ADT

Answer:

Personally I prefer the IntelliJ. I was a big fan of Eclipse but when I started using IntelliJ (with some learning curve), I just love it ! The community edition now offers support for Android SDK. However, unfortunately there is no support for building UIs ! So, my solution for now is to configure IntelliJ projects with Android libraries, use Eclipse as a UI builder tool and then use those XML files in INtellJ. I know its a painful process but that is how I get the best of both worlds !