Android troubles on OS X

I recently purchased a Macbook, I blogged about this getting adjusted to my new development environment. I decided to take another look at Android programming, I was able to get the environment setup on my windows machine without much trouble. However I struggled for 2 days with errors when I tried to get things running on my macbook 😦

Errors occurred

After unzipping the Eclipse ADT bundle, I kept receiving cryptic messages whenever I tried to create an Android project:

    Errors occurred during the build.
    Errors running builder 'Android Resource Manager' on project 'MyFirstApp'.
    java.lang.NullPointerException

I google and found out I was the only one:

I found a few guides written by people who experienced the same issues:

In the end I got my project to build by creating my Activity from outside the Wizard, I also downgraded to Java 6.

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