Installing the Reactive Blocks SDK
Step 1: Get a User Account
Before installation, make sure you have signed up. You can do that here.
The Reactive Blocks SDK is provided as plugins to Eclipse, so installing it means installing a JDK (Java Developer Kit), then Eclipse and then Reactive Blocks SDK.
Step 2: Install Eclipse 3.7.2
If you have Eclipse 3.7.1 or 3.7.2 (Indigo) already running on your machine, you may directly continue with Step 3.
Eclipse also runs also on other platforms, and that should be fine with the Reactive Blocks SDK, as well. See installation instructions here. Notice, however, that we focus with our support on the platforms above.
Step 3: Install the SDK within Eclipse
In Eclipse, open the software manager via Help | Install New Software…
Add the update site http://updates.bitreactive.com
Install the Reactive Blocks SDK
You may also install Reactive Blocks extensions, like the one for Android
During the installation process, you might experience that the progress bar does not seem to advance for quite sometime. It is because installing the SDK would also install its dependencies. Therefore, several update sites are also contacted and dependencies need to be calculated. This may take time.
In case of troubles, check the tips provided here.
Step 4: Launch the SDK and Sign In
Open the Preferences
On Windows, select Window / Preferences... / Reactive Blocks/ Login
On Mac, select Eclipse / Preferences... / Reactive Blocks / Login
Sign in on the Reactive Blocks / Login preference page
Go to the Developer pages, and read on about how to get started with some tutorials, get an overview of the documentation and everything else that you need.