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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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Setting Up the Classroom

The classroom violates the one developer, one machine paradigm most IDEs assume. This provides some challenges for the students and instructor. When Eclipse opens, it asks for the folder where the projects are located. The default location for Eclipse projects is a folder called workspace. Eclipse creates this folder in the folder that is the root folder of the Eclipse installation. This is not likely to work in the classroom because students can move between machines and they will want their work to move with them. Many classroom and lab settings also freeze the machines so any changes made are deleted when the machine reboots. Nothing will frustrate a student more than logging off before they store their work and subsequently ...

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