MS Open Tech Tools: IntelliJ and Android Studio Plugin for Microsoft Services (DEPRECATED)
⚠️NOTE This project has been deprecated in favor of the newer plugin versions released by Microsoft, which are equivalent in functionality, but split across 2 separate plugins:
- Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ IDEA is for Java developers on Azure
- Microsoft Cloud Services for Android is for Android developers
If you are a user of this older combined plugin, it is recommended to uninstall it, then install one or two of the other plugins, depending on your needs.
Issues logged in this project will no longer be addresseed.
The GitHub repo for the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ is: https://github.com/microsoft/azure-tools-for-java
Plugin for easy and fast development to enable developers of Android Apps to connect to Office 365 services and Azure Mobile Services, and developers of Java middleware to connect to Azure compute services.
For Android app developers, this plugin provides a highly productive integrated development environment within IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio, which they can use to integrate Android apps with Office 365 and Azure Mobile Services. For middleware Java developers, the plugin provides an integrated environment to access Microsoft Azure compute services. (Access to Office 365 data and services is coming soon.)
At minimum you’ll need to install the following:
- Install the IntelliJ IDEA or Android Studio.
- Android SDK - http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html minimum version is Android 2.3 / API 9.
- Install the Java JDK (For changing the plugin you need JDK 1.6. For creating android apps using the latest from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html is sufficient
- For windows OS you may need to manually install the appropriate Open SSL version to your local machine (for example C:\OpenSSL-Win64) and add that location in the system environment variable PATH(add “C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin”).
You will need an Azure account. If you don't have an account, you can create a free trial account in just a couple of minutes. For details, see Azure Free Trial.
When connecting an android project to a mobile service, the plugin will download the Windows Azure Mobile Services Client SDK for Android from http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/android/ that is available on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license: https://github.com/WindowsAzure/azure-mobile-services/tree/master/sdk/android
- ProjectManagerLibrary.jar from Utils/ProjectManagerLibrary/jar
- AzureCommons.jar from Utils/AzureCommons/jar - might need to build
- .cspack.jar from StarterKit/CSPackAntTask/jar
- azure-core-0.7.0.jar from PluginsAndFeatures\AddLibrary\AzureLibraries\com.microsoftopentechnologies.windowsazure.tools.sdk and all jars from 'dependencies' folder
Also, need to add antIntegration.jar from <IDEA_INSTALLATION>/plugins/ant/lib to SDK classpath.