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NetBeans Guy Wants to Learn Android

 
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Ok. Ok.

I love NetBeans. I even hold the bloody cert. But time has come to do andriod, and well, I think that means Eclipse.

I need to learn Eclipse. I've used it before and hated it. I need to love it.

Please reply to this message with any advice, sites, tutorials or other information that might help me out to learn Eclipse, specifically with an intent to do Android programming.

Thanks-in-advance,

Tom
 
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Get the Eclipse for Java Developer's download. Work through the tutorials in the help text (the "Getting Started" sections under "Workbench User's Guide" and "Java development user's guide" is sufficient). That will give you basic Eclipse familiarity. Then got to http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/eclipse-adt.html
 
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Hi Thomas,

Are you open to offers on the IDE front? You may be interested to try IntelliJ Idea. I find it a lot easier to work with

There is an EAP version of version10 available : http://confluence.jetbrains.net/display/IDEADEV/IDEA+X+EAP

The community (free edition) has support for android, I've been using it for a little while and it appears to do everything that eclipse can.

Give it a shot, you might like it!
 
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Thanks Peter - That sounds like a good process.

James - I've also used IntelliJ in the past for Java EE. It's a nice IDE, but at this point I want to add Eclipse to the tool box.

Thanks guys,

Tom
 
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I think it more comes down to which features you want to use NetBeans for doesn't it? The Android SDK comes with all the command line tools etc to do development, so in theory you should be able to use any IDE or none at all. While Eclipse will allow you to get started and make following the tutorials a lot quicker, you could always use NetBeans to do your java and XML stuff, then maybe create some ant scripts or something that leverage the necessary tools from the SDK to package and launch your application.
 
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Here you find an Android Tutorial for Eclipse based on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I hope this helps.
 
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