Chapter    2

Ready, Set, Code!

There is no time like the present to get started with your very first Android application. That’s right, you are going to start coding right now! This chapter takes you right through setting up the tools to create Android applications, and you’ll have your first working Android application before this chapter is done. Ready? Let’s code!

Getting the Prerequisites for Android

There are two main prerequisites to quickly consider for your forthcoming Android development journey: will you need to separately install Java, and do you know what I call “minimum viable Java” for the development you might like to do?

Determining the Right Java for You

In a moment, I discuss the two most popular ways to set up a development ...

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