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Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming by Jeremy Kerfs

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Putting Your Tools to the Test

By now, you’re probably eagerly anticipating some tangible Android games. This section goes over how to use the tools you’ve installed to play with Android’s built-in library of sample programs. It also introduces the basics of designing an application’s appearance. Future chapters expand on these projects to make a full-featured game.

Each of your Android games will be developed as an Eclipse project that holds all of its images, sounds, and code in one location. You’ll gain a better understanding of Eclipse as you go. Understanding the storage of resources and how you access files in this environment is a critical skill you work on.

The sample programs are a terrific resource for even the most advanced programmer. ...

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