Google made developing an Android app fairly simple. Everything you need can be downloaded for free from Android’s development site. This includes the Android API, an Android emulator (for running Android apps directly on your computer), and an Eclipse plugin called ADT (Android Developer Tools). However, there is was one thing missing: the Java source code.
Different IDEs create different project files. Now the question is:
Which project files should I check into my VCS and which not?
This is what this article is about.
Java is open-source, fortunately. Accessing its source code is, unfortunately, not so intuitive on Mac OS X Lion when using Eclipse. This article will guide you through the steps required to be able to view Java’s source code in Eclipse.
This is just a note to my self of what Eclipse plugins I’ll use. This list may, however, also be useful to you.
- Subclipse: Subversion support
- MercurialEclipse: Mercurial support
- ExploreFS: This plugin allows you to open a file in Windows Explorer/Finder through the context menu.
- CheckStyle: This plugins allows you define more precise rules for your code style. If a rule is violated, a warning is issued.
TestNG: Unit testing framework (much like JUnit)
To see what plugins have already been installed, go to Help –> Install new software… and click on What is already installed? at the bottom of the dialog.