Chapter 3

Setting Up Your Development Environment

In This Chapter

arrow Getting familiar with the Eclipse development tool

arrow Using the Android SDK

arrow Running your first Android app

The tools for developing Android are freely available for download and use. Even if you’ve never used an IDE (integrated development environment) like Eclipse, it won’t take long for you to get your feet wet.

Starting at the Beginning

Android and all its associated tools run on Java, so the first thing you’ll need to do is make sure your development machine meets the supported system requirement. Then you’ll need to install the Java Development Kit (JDK).

The following operating systems are currently supported:

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