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Beginning Android Tablet Games Programming by Jeremy Kerfs

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Setting Up Your Android Tablet Programming Environment

You’re nearly at the fun part, but first you must make sure your computer is properly set up. You must download and install three packages for your work:

  • Java Development Kit (JDK)
  • Eclipse, which is the integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Android Java SDK

If you’re a Java developer, then you likely have a recent version of the JDK and probably even have Eclipse installed. In that case, skip to the Android SDK portion of the following instructions. Look over the first two sections if you experience problems, though, because you may be using the wrong version of the JDK or Eclipse.

In the following sections, you work through installing each of these packages. When you’re done, you’ll ...

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