Development PC

Discussion in 'Android App Developers' started by newshook, Jul 10, 2010.

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    hello, I am a newbie here. I'd like to do some android development as I know java. I've tried the sdk on my computer but find testing the app inside of the emulator very slow. Is that the CPU a problem or it is slow in general?

    What's your recommendation on setting up an ideal development platform?

    Thank you.
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    The emulator is pretty slow in general. And if you're running the emulator plus Eclipse, plus a web browser, you're using a lot of ram and could start swapping out to disk which will make things unbearable.

    So if you want to use the emulator and have two computers it might be worthwhile to use it on the second computer. Another option is to do most of your testing directly on your phone(s). I use the emulator as a final verification for any setup I can't test on real hardware, but most of my testing is done on a phone.
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    So I can run the emulator remotely? I need to find out how it is done.

    Thanks for the information.
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    I just have two computers on my desk because I like having multiple monitors. I share the keyboard and mouse with Synergy.
    If you're using Linux you could instead do X11 forwarding. If you're using another platform you could use VNC.