Chapter 2

First Steps with the Android SDK

The Android SDK provides a set of tools that enables you to create applications in a short amount of time. This chapter will guide you through the process of building a simple Android application with the SDK tools. This involves the following steps:

  1. Setting up the development environment.
  2. Creating a new project in Eclipse and writing your code.
  3. Running the application on the emulator or on a device.
  4. Debugging and profiling the application.

We’ll conclude this chapter by looking into useful third-party tools. Let’s start with setting up the development environment.

Setting Up the Development Environment

The Android SDK is flexible, and it integrates well with several development environments. Purists ...

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