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Android Studio vs Eclipse: What are the differences?

Developers describe Android Studio as "Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA". Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready. On the other hand, Eclipse is detailed as "IDE for Java EE Developers". Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform..

Android Studio and Eclipse belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the top reason why over 164 developers like Android Studio, while over 123 developers mention "Does it all" as the leading cause for choosing Eclipse.

According to the StackShare community, Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 916 company stacks & 670 developers stacks; compared to Eclipse, which is listed in 248 company stacks and 138 developer stacks.

Decisions about Android Studio and Eclipse
Manabu Tokunaga
CEO, Co-Founder at WinguMD · | 10 upvotes · 124.5K views

I originally chose IntelliJ over Eclipse, as it was close enough to the look and feel of Visual Studio and we do go back and forth between the two. We really begin to love IntelliJ and their suite of IDEs so we are now using AppCode for the IOS development because the workflow is identical with the IntelliJ. IntelliJ is super complex and intimidating at first but it does afford a lot of nice utilities to get us produce clean code.

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Pros of Android Studio
Pros of Eclipse
  • 172
    Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet
  • 100
    Google's official android ide
  • 35
    Intelligent code editor with lots of auto-completion
  • 25
    Its powerful and robust
  • 5
    Easy creating android app
  • 3
    Amazing Layout Designer
  • 3
    Great tool & very helpful
  • 3
    Great Code Tips
  • 2
    Built in Emulator
  • 2
    Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Cc
  • 130
    Does it all
  • 74
    Integrates with most of tools
  • 62
    Easy to use
  • 60
    Java IDE
  • 30
    Best Java IDE
  • 8
    Open source
  • 2
    Great gdb integration
  • 2
    Hard for newbews
  • 1
    Lightweight
  • 1
    Great code suggestions
  • 1
    Professional
  • 1
    Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit
  • 1
    Extensible
  • 0
    Works with php

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Cons of Android Studio
Cons of Eclipse
  • 4
    Huge memory usage
  • 4
    Slow emulator
  • 2
    No checking incompatibilities
  • 2
    Complex for begginers
  • 1
    Lags behind IntelliJ IDEA
  • 1
    Slow release process
  • 8
    2000 Design
  • 6
    Bad performance
  • 2
    Hard to use

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What is Android Studio?

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.

What is Eclipse?

Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.

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What are some alternatives to Android Studio and Eclipse?
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Xcode
The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Flutter
Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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