Eclipse (5/25/2009 2:36 pm)
Filed under: Computers, Personal
Michelle recently got a T-Mobile G1 phone. One of the compelling things for this phone, for me, is the supposed ease of development for the platform.
I come from a Windows development world, centered on Visual Studio, so I expected to be a bit of a fish out of water trying to develop for a Java platform in Eclipse. What I didn't expect, however, was the alpha nature of the tools. In just writing the standard "Hello, World" style application, I had to issue arcane command line commands, deal with dialogs that spit up error messages telling me I needed to fill them out before I opened them, and dialogs with no fewer than four progress bars going at once.
I need to find an Eclipse for Visual Studio Dummies book, and reset all of my expectations on how an IDE should work. Either that, or figure out how to develop for Android in Visual Studio.