Android Studio is #10 in Top 12 IDE Software

Last updated: October 05, 2019
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.

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#10 in Top 12 IDE Software

Alternatives


The best alternatives to Android Studio are: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Xcode, Xamarin, Microsoft Visual Studio



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2015. Android Studio 2.0 features Instant Run



Google launched version 2.0 of its Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for writing apps for its mobile operating system. It is now 2x faster than in previous releases. That’s a huge step forward, but what developers will likely appreciate even more in this new version is the addition of a new feature called “Instant Run.” This almost mimics the experience of writing HTML, where you write your code, reload your browser and see what changed. On mobile, that process typically takes quite a bit longer, even with the improved build speeds. Instant Run lets developers build and deploy their apps once (both to the emulator or to a physical device) and then as they change their code and deploy it, it’ll only take a second or two before they can see those changes in the running app. This feature will work for all apps that target Ice Cream Sandwich and later.