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50 Android Hacks by Carlos Sessa

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Chapter 12. Building tools

Building software applications often requires custom processes such as adding dependencies, running tests, and deploying in a server. If building from Eclipse feels a bit limiting, you’ll find this chapter interesting. We’ll cover tips that provide some alternatives for building your applications.

Hack 48 Handling dependencies with Apache Maven: Android v1.6+

The Android SDK comes with a lot of classes and code that help you create your applications, but sometimes even this isn’t enough. For example, if you want to add Google Analytics or you want to add a JSON parser, you’ll have to add some kind of dependencies. The Android SDK doesn’t provide a way to handle dependencies, other than placing JAR files in the /libs ...

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