Chapter     1

Setting Up the Development Environment

It is more fun to see apps run than to read the source code, and you cannot get hands-on programming experience by just reading books. Let’s get the development environment up and running first so that we can use it—and learn Android programming along the way.

The Android Developer Tools Plugin for Eclipse


Just as Xcode is an IDE for creating iOS apps, the ADT plugin for Eclipse is an IDE for creating Android apps.

The Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin for Eclipse is the Android-programming integrated development environment (IDE) that we will go over in detail. It is a full Java IDE that includes the Android SDK to help you build, test, debug, and package your Android apps. ...

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