By David Gassner | Thursday, December 11, 2014
Android Studio has been in development for two years and has been available in the form of early access preview or beta editions for most of that time. Android developers have had plentiful opportunities to get to know the product as it has evolved—but since it’s been in constant flux, many developers have continued to use the venerable Eclipse bundle that includes the Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin. But this week things got real–Android Studio 1.0 has finally been released.
That was expected. A series of Release Candidates had appeared over the past few weeks and it was clear that a final release was imminent. But something else also happened. At the same time as the Android Studio release, Google removed all download links for the Eclipse/ADT bundle from the Android developer website. If you already have the Eclipse/ADT bundle installed, you can keep it using for now, but Google has stated that it won’t be doing any further development on the product or fixing any outstanding bugs.
So that means that as of RIGHT NOW, Android Studio is the only Google-approved IDE for Android developers. (Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, but this is really really important.) In this article, I’ll describe how to import Eclipse projects into Android Studio, and how to deal with some common issues you’ll encounter.
By David Gassner | Friday, August 29, 2014
I was recently asked about how to set up a local Android development environment correctly, and it was such a good question that I wanted to share the answer with everyone.
Q: I’m learning how to create Android apps. In Eclipse with Android Developer Tools, when I create a new app I get a null pointer exception right away. I’ve also noticed that the new project’s “src” folder, where my Java source files should be located, is empty. What did I do wrong?
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