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Android Development Tools for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah, Khirulnizam Abd Rahman

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Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS)

DDMS is a must have tool to view the emulator/device activities. To access DDMS in the Eclipse, navigate to Windows | Open Perspective | Other and then choose DDMS. By default it is available in the Android SDK (it's inside the folder android-sdk/tools by the file ddms). From this perspective the following aspects are available:

  • Devices: The list of the devices and AVDs that are connected to ADB
  • Emulator Control: It helps to carry out device functions
  • LogCat: It views real time system log messages
  • Threads: It gives an idea of currently running threads within a VM
  • Heap: It shows heap usage by application
  • Allocation Tracker: It provides information on memory allocation of objects
  • File Explorer: It explores the device ...

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