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Best IDE for Android development

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Starting a job involving Android... not strong on Java or any of the Java IDEs, nor am I strongly familiar with Android (I know, great, but they are aware).

I'm used to using Visual C++, but am also familiar with some of the old environments like DevCPP.

I've been messing with Eclipse, but have found it seems to be a bit clunky and hard to get around. Are there any better IDEs I can use that will let me integrate with the Android SDK? Mind you, I will be writing Java and C++ for Android, not just Java. I will also be running Linux on my terminal, though can run Windows apps in WINE.

Thank you!

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Frankly, I haven't attempted integrating C++ into my Android development, I've only done pure Java so far, but I would really recommend Eclipse. I used to primarily use Visual Studio and think Eclipse was clunky, unintuitive, and hard to get around too. The Android plugin for Eclipse is extremely nice for creating and packaging Android applications, and after feeling somewhat "forced" to use Eclipse I've grown to like it a lot. It may take you a little bit to get used to it, but it is really nice to use.

The Android Eclipse plugin makes launching emulators, loading applications onto the phone and emulator, and packaging APK files for release extremely easy. That in itself seems reason enough to use Eclipse to me.

Good luck.

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