Monday, May 20, 2013

End of Eclipse Torture

At Google IO the Intellij version of Android Studio was introduced which is based upon the community edition of Intellij with the new android gradle build system added.  And it appears the eclipse version of the ADT plugin will no longer  be updated past the 22 version.

I was a fan of the eclipse IDE for awhile, but eclipse has become this oppressive large beast that corrupts workspaces and other limits such as the one project and no sub projects in a project. At first try of Intellij it seems better laid  out UX wise of developer workflows and not the oppressive memory beast that Eclipse tends to be at times.

They even have a nice low price on the enterprise version. bye bye Eclipse IDE,hello IntelliJ.