The Android SDK is flexible, and it integrates well with several development environments. Purists might choose to go hard core with command-line tools. We want things to be a little bit more comfortable, though, so we'll go for the simpler, more visual route using an IDE (integrated development environment).
Here's the list of software you'll need to download and install in the given order:
Let's go through the steps required to set up everything properly.
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