The Necessary Tools

The ADT Bundle

To get started, you will need the ADT (Android Developer Tools) Bundle. This includes:


an integrated development environment used for Android development. Because Eclipse is also written in Java, you can install it on a PC, a Mac, or a Linux computer. The Eclipse user interface follows the “native look-and-feel” of your machine, so your screen may not look exactly like screenshots in this book.

Android Developer Tools

a plug-in for Eclipse. This book uses ADT (Android Developer Tools) 21.1. You should make sure you have that version or higher.

Android SDK

the latest version of the Android SDK

Android SDK tools and platform-tools

tools for debugging and testing your apps

a system image for the Android ...

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