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Android Application Development with Maven by Patroklos Papapetrou, Jonathan LALOU

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Chapter 1. Beginning with the Basics

In this chapter, we will see how to download, install, and set up a development environment, including the essential elements: Java Development Kit (JDK), Apache Maven, Android SDK, and an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). There will be pictures and illustrations provided to help you progress as quickly as possible.

Throughout this work, we will assume that you have a basic knowledge of Java, system, Maven, and IDEs and are familiar with terms such as: compiler, environment variables, repository, plugin, goal, build, and so on.

Installing Java

Prior to anything else, download and install a JDK7 and optionally a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Both of them are downloadable from the Oracle website: ...

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