Making AndroidAnnotations work in IntelliJ IDEA 12

Hi, everybody!

Today I gonna write a tutorial on how to add the AndroidAnnotations library to your project in IntelliJ IDEA 12 (more specifically in IntelliJ IDEA 12.1.3).

Actually I was struggling a few hours before I made it work for the first time. And although there are quite a few posts about AndroidAnnotations + Intellij integration, still not all things were covered in those posts and so I felt a need to share my knowledge. I really hope it will help somebody 😉

OK, let’s get started! I presume you already have Intellij IDEA installed. If not, get it done!
We will need an Android project to test the annotations, so you need to create one. It can be a Hello world! or something like that 😉
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Android IDE: Eclipse or IntelliJIDEA?

This post I would like to dedicate to Android IDEs. Why? First of all, it’s really important to have a convenient programming environment in order to make apps effectively. Secondly, you would be more happy to work in IDE that just looks nice and works without delays.

I’d start from the hardware. My computer at work has 4GB of RAM, Intel Core i5 with 3.3GHz processor and Windows 7 installed on it. At home I have almost the same configuration except that I have Windows 8 Release Preview as my OS.

One might think those configurations are OK for software development. Oh, I wish this was true… After using Eclipse for about 1.5 year I know what a nightmare it can be to write apps on those computers.
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