The drumbeat continues for Android application developers to move off of the stalwart Eclipse IDE. But Eclipse proponents are not backing down.

Echoing others’ sentiments, Luke Wallace, who leads Android development at software developer Bottle Rocket Studios, told an audience at a technical conference in San Diego Wednesday that it probably should not use the popular Eclipse IDE anymore for building Android apps. Android Studio is now the way to go; Eclipse represents the old method of development for Android, Wallace said, during his presentation on mastering Android development tools at the Mobile Dev + Test conference.

Android’s own developer site advises to stop using it, Wallace said, referencing¬†developer.android.com, which recommends downloads of Android Studio and says, “If you have been using Eclipse with ADT [Android Development Tools], be aware that Android Studio is now the official IDE for Android, so you should migrate to Android Studio to receive all the latest IDE updates. For help moving projects, see Migrating to Android Studio.” The IDE is based on JetBrains IntelliJ technology.

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