Chapter    5

Android Development Tools for Eclipse

In the previous four chapters, we have studied the Android framework and the Eclipse integrated development environment in great detail. In this chapter, we will be gluing these two worlds together using the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-ins for Eclipse. We will start our journey by installing ADT and the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). We will then start exploring the views and tools they provide. In the next chapter, while developing our first Android project, we will start putting these views and tools into action.

Preparing Eclipse

Although Eclipse comes with the tools for Java development, Android-specific platform APIs and application packaging tools are required in order ...

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