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Android NDK Beginner's Guide by Sylvain Ratabouil

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Chapter 1. Setting Up your Environment

Are you ready to take up the mobile challenge? Is your computer switched on, mouse and keyboard plugged in, and screen illuminating your desk? Then let’s not wait a minute more!

In this first chapter, we are going to do the following:

  • Download and install the necessary tools to develop applications using Android
  • Set up a development environment
  • Connect and prepare an Android device for development

Getting started with Android development

What differentiates mankind from animals is the use of tools. Android developers, this authentic species you are about to belong to, are no different!

To develop applications on Android, we can use any of the following three platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows PC
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Linux PC

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