Google to Phase Out Support of Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse

Posted 7/1/2015 7:41:14 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Google to Phase Out Support of Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse
With Google’s emphasis squarely on its official Android IDE - Android Studio - the company has announced it is ending development and official support for the Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse at the end of the year. This specifically includes the Eclipse ADT plugin and Android Ant build system.

With the upcoming deadline, developers should start migrating projects to Android Studio. Google points out that for many developers, migration is as simple as importing an existing Eclipse ADT projects in Android Studio with File → New→ Import Project. Google has provided information on the migration process with its migration guide. 
Over the remainder of the year Google will migrate the rest of the standalone performance tools such as DDMS and Trace Viewer and will be building in additional support for the Android NDK into Android Studio.

Android tools inside Eclipse will continue to be available in the open source community via the Eclipse Foundation.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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