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Martin Degiorgio

Joined: Jun 20, 2005
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Hi Mark,

what IDE do you suggest is most suitable for Android applications development ?
Imran Mohd
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i am using Eclips.... on the bases of my Experiences.... it is the BEST

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Joe Harry
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The Android website itself suggests using Eclipse!

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Anup Francis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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I believe as of now only Eclipse IDE supports Android development using a plugin ADT.
However, one can set up Android projects to work with other IDE's as well.
Expect other major IDE's like IntelliJ, Netbeans to start supporting Android development soon.

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Mark L. Murphy
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Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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what IDE do you suggest is most suitable for Android applications development ?

Personally, I don't use an IDE for Java development. As the others have indicated, Android is best supported today by Eclipse, though other IDEs may add support over time.

Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy)
Author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development
I agree. Here's the link:
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