It’s been a long journey for all the Android Developers but here it ends for all who are still stuck on Eclipse. Now, google decides to migrate everyone officially to Android Studio. Google intends to focus all of its effort on improving Android Studio and advises developers move their active projects to Android Studio using the included migration tool. Android Studio is the first official IDE for Android development. Other tools, like Eclipse, were in use on a large scale ahead of Android Studio’s release. To help developers make the switch to Android Studio, Google has written a migration guide.
Android Product Manager Jamal Eason writes, “to focus all of our efforts on making Android Studio better and faster, we are ending development and official support for the Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse at the end of the year. This specifically includes the Eclipse ADT plugin and Android Ant build system.”
This news comes about six months after Google declared the ADT plugin was no longer in active development. This means the tools will only recieve bug fixes and updates necessary to remain functional, but there would be no more improvements. It sounds like Google intends to maintain that level of support, such as it is, through December of this year.
Time to say Goodbye! Leave your comments below.