Chapter    3

Eclipse Primer

Eclipse is the integrated development environment that we will be using throughout our journey into Android development. Eclipse is much more than a simple code editor. It is a highly powerful and complex platform for tools. From that perspective, this chapter is a very important one, as we will establish the framework for the following chapters by setting up the proper working environment for Eclipse.

This chapter will provide an introduction to Eclipse, emphasizing the most frequently used Eclipse components. Becoming familiar with Eclipse is the key to a smooth Android development experience.

Eclipse History

In 1995, Sun Microsystems released the first public implementation of the Java programming language to ...

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