ARDUINO vs ATMEL AVR STUDIO

Hi all

I am new to ARDUINO .
Since ARDUINO use ATMEL chips I wonder what is best , going with ARDUINO IDE
or maybe better ATMEL’s AVR STUDIO ?

One good reason for 1st option is the reral good forum arduino offers .

What do you think ?
Thanks
Elico

As an IDE AVR studio wins hands down ! I always had a tough time managing large code base in Arduino IDE but on the flip side it was great for hacking and quick testing.

It is possible to switch to ARV Studio and still use Arduino Libraries tho its not as convenient. I wont recommend it for newbees tho.

For most projects the Arduino IDE is fine. It has some idiosyncrasies, but you have very fast project turnaround.

elico: One good reason for 1st option is the reral good forum arduino offers .

avrfreaks.net also has an extensive forum. And, unlike the Arduino forum, most people know a lot about AVRs.