SAN FRANCISCO: Google new official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) finally reaches its first Android Studio 1.0.
Android developers have few hurdles to overcome when starting out, while existing developers will still have all the tools they need in one suitable package.
Google is trying to make that transition as painless as possible but there will be some re learning and re training involved.
Android grew up this long without an official IDE, a popular Java IDE, has been the actual Android development environment from the beginning, but it’s not exactly a breeze to set up, more than ever for first timers.
The old style involved getting pieces here and there and making sure they work together, a daunting task for some beginners.
Android Studio highlights on the integrated part of the IDE name and lumps everything you need inside a single product.