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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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A. Installing Eclipse and Setup for Android Development

The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used most often for Android development is Eclipse. Eclipse is open source software available for free download for both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Setting up Eclipse for Android development is relatively easy but does require some time. Eclipse, like most IDEs, makes the basic assumption of one developer, one machine, which is not an issue for individuals developing on their own machine but can pose problems for the classroom environment. This appendix covers installing Eclipse and Android on a Windows machine and setting up the classroom environment to work effectively when you can’t assume that the same person will be using the ...

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