Best IDE for Android App Development?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Eight, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Eight

    Eight

    I'm a self-taught programmer and write scripts in EZ Language, C++, C#, whatever, for Tradestation, Sierracharts, Ninja, etc.. but never have written in Java...

    I'm venturing into Android App Development. So far I've discovered that there seem to be three IDE's for same: Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA.

    Any thoughts on what might be the best IDE to start with?
     
  2. We prefer Eclipse, which is widely used, has many plugins and good support.
     
  3. slacker

    slacker

    Eclipse no question.

    If you are just starting look at PhoneGap.com it is an opensource environment that has an Eclipse plugin. PhoneGap also makes it easy to develop a single app for both iPhone and Android. (Not good for games, but for everything else or starting to work on Android it is great.)

    Good luck
     
  4. byteme

    byteme

    Since you're learning, just go with Eclipse and the offical Eclipse plugin for Android development.

    http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/index.html


    Caveat:

    Eclipse is a resource hog and a bit of a learning curve. IntelliJ IDEA is a superior Java IDE with a modest price tag.
     
  5. Eight

    Eight

    Wow, thanks much for the replies!! :)