Eclipse (R.I.P )
Good news for all the android developer.Actually this is a long time coming, At last Google has finally ended official support for Eclipse ADT (Android Developer Tools) in favour of their dedicated Android Studio IDE.
Google at first also they declare it would end support for Eclipse ADT back in 2005 and warned developers to make the switch to Android Studio before the end of the year. Over a year later, Google also kept up the support for Eclipse ADT, but has decided now is time for putting it to rest.
With an increasing the of features in Android Studio there’s little reason to continue using Eclipse other than from habit. “All of your favourite ADT tools are now part of Android Studio, including DDMS, Trace Viewer, Network Monitor, and CPU Monitor. We’ve also improved Android Studio’s accessibility, including keyboard navigation enhancements and screen reader support,” wrote Jamal Eason, Product Manager for Android, in a blog post.
Android Studio’s latest update, 2.2, This latest update also newly added over 20 big new new features including the following highlights:
Eclipse (R.I.P ) Updated Features
1.Instant Run Iteration Engine
3.Constraint Layout Engine
6.GPU Debugger (beta)
7.Espresso Test Recorder (beta)
Those stuck in their ways can still use the existing ADT tools but don’t expect official support from Google in the future. Eclipse’s open-source community, Andmore, will continue to provide upkeep on Android support in Eclipse but it’s advisable to make the switch.
Eason also describes Android Studio as enabling “this tools also included powerful code editing with also have advanced code-completion and refactoring. This tools includes robust static analysis, bringing the intelligence of the Android engineering team to you to help you easily apply Android coding best practices, and it also includes simultaneous debugging in both Java and C++ to help fix any bugs that slip through. When you combine this with performance tooling, a fast, flexible build system, code templates, GitHub integration, and its high-performance, feature-rich emulator, you get a deeply Android-tailored development environment for the many form factors of the OS.”
For most developers, migration to Android Studio is as simple as importing your existing Eclipse ADT projects with the File > New > Import Project menu option.
Google claims Android Studio is now the development environment used by 92% of the top 125 Google Play apps and games. Android Studio is an open source project, This studio also available to all at no cost.