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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

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Getting the Total Eclipse

After you have the SDK, you need an integrated development environment (IDE) to use it. It’s time to download Eclipse!

Installing Eclipse

To download Eclipse, navigate to the Eclipse downloads page at www.eclipse.org/downloads . Select Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (Eclipse IDE for JAVA EE Developers works as well) and download the zip file.

To install Eclipse, extract the contents of the Eclipse .zip file to the location of your choice, such as C:\Program Files\Eclipse on Windows or in your Applications folder on a Mac.

On Windows, once you unzip Eclipse, pin a shortcut to your Start menu instead so that Eclipse is easy to find when you need it.

To start Eclipse, follow these steps:

1. To run Eclipse, double-click the Eclipse icon.

If you’re running a recent version of Windows, the first time you run Eclipse, a Security Warning dialog box may appear, as shown in Figure 2-10. It tells you that the publisher hasn’t been verified and asks whether you still want to run the software. Clear the Always Ask Before Opening This File check box, and click the Run button.

Figure 2-10: The Windows security warning.

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2. Set your workspace.

When Eclipse starts, the first thing you see is the Workspace Launcher dialog box, as shown in Figure 2-11. You can modify your workspace there, if you want, but for this book, you can stick with the default:

c:\users\< ...

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