Getting Started with Eclipse (Spring Tool Suite)

🚀 tl;dr

Install the RemoteUI Android Client (on your mobile device) → Install JDK 8 (on your dev machine) → Download & start the Spring Tool Suite (STS)File → New → Spring Starter Project → Enter https://start.nevernull.io as Service URL when asked → Start the app from the Boot Dashboard View → Scan the QR code on http://localhost:8080 → ENJOY

Before you begin

Creating your RemoteUI app

  • Select File → New → Spring Starter Project
    Start a new Spring Starter Project

  • In the New Spring Starter Project dialog change the Service URL to https://start.nevernull.io .

  • Then enter the metadata for your project and click Next
    Enter the metadata for the project

  • Select additional required dependencies. You can omit this step when getting started. Select the required dependencies

  • Click Finish. It may then take a while while STS downloads all required dependencies for you.

  • You end up with a project with similar structure:
    Project structure

  • Open the Boot Dashboard View in STS. The newly generated project should appear here. Start it from the dashboard.
    Spring Boot Dashboard View

  • Open http://localhost:8080 to see one or more QR codes in your browser. Alternatively, you can double-click on the app’s entry in the Boot Dashboard to open the QR-Codes in Eclipse’s embedded WebView. These codes contain RemoteUI URLs (rui://…​) and represent links to your app based on the IP address(es) of your development machine.

    Make sure that your mobile device and your development machine are in the same LAN and the firewall settings allow the mobile device to connect to your development machine on the displayed IP address on port 8080.

  • Open the RemoteUI Client and scan one of the QR codes by clicking the little QR code icon on the main screen’s toolbar.

  • Congratulations! You have created and started your RemoteUI app.

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