Best Java Programming Environment

Am going to start writing Android Apps and need to know what environment people suggest for Java?
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Chris HarteThaumaturgeCommented:
Android apps are written in a subset of Java with their own libraries.

The two main open source development IDEs are eclipse with the ADT plugin, and Android Studio (Googles own variation of IntelliJ) . Google are pushing their own version but still support the eclipse plugin. I have never used a proprietary ide.

I prefer eclipse but try them both and see which suits you.

The eclipse download page (eclipse ide for java developers)
https://eclipse.org/downloads/

The ADT plugin page
http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/installing-adt.html

The Android studio page.
http://developer.android.com/tools/studio/index.html
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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much!
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Dung TrinhMarching Band Field CrewCommented:
Even though the question has been answered. I still want to put in my input.If you want to get in with android development. As the answer above stated, Android is a subset of Java. Try to learn Java in IntelliJ cause Android Studio is very similar. I suggest go step by step
- Try to learn basic Java with simple IDE to get the feel (BlueJ IDE is very simple, some what faulty but will give you a feel of Java)
- Then move on with larger scale project with IntelliJ
- Finally, you can start programming in Android Studio for Android
Personally I feel that Eclipse lacks support and quite complicate for users
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