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IDE options for Android development

 
Dinkar Chaturvedi
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Hi All,

Though we have been using the bundled eclipse-based IDE for android that comes with the ADT, we wanted to explore better IDE options as we have received some budget to buy licenses and hence we are exploring options.

I came across IntelliJ Idea which has an android development plugin which is known to provide its rich feature set while enabling Android - relevant features.

Does anybody have experience with IntelliJ or would like to recommend other options to explore?

Any inputs will be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Dinkar
 
Maneesh Godbole
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Dinkar Chaturvedi wrote:... we wanted to explore better IDE options as we have received some budget to buy licenses and hence we are exploring options.

Disclaimer: I am not a 'regular' Android developer, but dabble in it for fun. I also exclusively use Eclipse.

Out of curiosity, are there any reasons besides finance to explore new IDEs? Are there some features which Eclipse doesn't provide, but are available in other (paid?) IDE's?
 
Dinkar Chaturvedi
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Not at all. There isn't any specific thing that is bothering us with Eclipse. Its just that we wanted to explore what options do we have and if they are any better than eclipse or even worth the investment. If yes, we could evaluate how better they are in comparison to eclipse and decide if we want to use them.
 
Ulf Dittmer
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It is my impression (although I do not use it) that AndroidStudio makes the fastest progress, if you're looking for something purely for Android.
 
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