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Pro Android Python with SL4A by Paul Ferrill

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Chapter 3. Navigating the Android SDK

This chapter will take an in-depth look at the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and how to use it for developing code targeted at the Scripting Layer for Android.

Note

All examples in this chapter are based on release 8 of the Android SDK.

Here's how I'll break it down in this chapter:

  • Wading through the SDK documentation

  • Examining the different SDK components

  • Testing with the Android emulator

  • Exploring with the Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

  • Debugging and more with the Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS)

Get ready to dive right into the world of the Android SDK. Each release of Android brings with it an SDK specific to that release. When building native Android apps you have the option to target a specific release ...

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