[NTLK] Google releases Android Studio, kills off Eclipse ADT plugin

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Tue Dec 9 14:14:07 EST 2014

> On Dec 9, 2014, at 6:56 PM, Frank Gruendel <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
> I think this is interesting for the Android fraction of Einstein developers.

First impression on a tiny app I wrote a while ago: yeah, it imports the Eclipse project just fine. With Einstein, that may be a bit more involved.

The text editors (and there are many) have hints and remarks all over, explain why some value does not correspond to another, etc. . Seems like a popup window party when you first import. But helpful AFAICT. But then again, I am really no expert on Android.

It looks much cleaner and much more compact. Things seem to be cross-linked and easily reachable. I'd say it's better now. I wonder how the NDK stuff will turn out.

The one huge bummer though is that they still use the same horrific emulator. I have a hard time believing that the emulation take several minutes to boot up on my relatively new Mac. Horror. How can this be so slow, and why does it still seem to lack any integration?

Last remark: hey, it's free. Unlike Apple and their iOS, who still think it is wise to ask 100$US from me to write code for a single device, mine, without any chance of redistribution. I wonder how long it will take until I need to pay to write code for OS X.


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