Eclipse Android FAQ: How to set up your Eclipse Android development environment

Eclipse Android FAQ: How to set up the Eclipse Android development environment, including the Eclipse ADT and Android SDK.

After a little digging around I figured out how to install an Eclipse Android development environment, and I thought I'd share my installation notes here. The notes are a little shorter than my usual detailed explanations, but hopefully they're long enough.

To get the Android development environment working with Eclipse, you need to install two components onto your development system:

Product review: IntelliJ IDEA from JetBrains alvin November 27, 2007 - 2:31pm

Develop with pleasure. That's the IntelliJ IDEA slogan, and at least through Version 5 I think they nailed it on the head.

So this product review is simple: If you're a Java developer go get an eval copy of IntelliJ IDEA right now and give it an honest eval. You won't be sorry.

Note about jGrasp and Edward Tufte sparklines

This is a little bit of a stretch, but if you look at the "CSD" doc for this jGrasp project from Auburn, I thought it was interesting that they are essentially trying to apply Edward Tufte sparklines to an IDE. The basic URL for the jGrasp project is:

and the URL for the CSD doc is:

End of line caret position alvin May 17, 2002 - 4:31am

Or, what to do when you want the caret here:

Intellij - Displaying line numbers

When I first fired up IntelliJ and started using it to edit a Java file, one of the first things I wanted to do was to be able to see line numbers within the file.

Configuring IntelliJ to show line numbers is a no-brainer. Here's how to do it:

  • Select Tools | IDE Options
  • Select Editor
  • In the Display group, click Show line numbers
  • When you're finished here, click OK

That's it. Do this and you're ready to go.