Chapter 4. Developing with Eclipse

This chapter will walk you through installing, configuring, and developing with Eclipse.


While Eclipse will work on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, this chapter will use Windows as the primary development environment.

Okay. Let's get started. Here's what I'll cover in this chapter:

  • Installing Eclipse on a development machine

  • Using Eclipse basics

  • Understanding the Android Development Toolkit

  • Using Pydev

By using the instructions given here, you will be able to get Eclipse installed and ready for productive work in just a few minutes. I'll walk you through the basic installation steps for Eclipse itself along with a number of other plugins to help us with developing all of the examples in this book.

It's important to ...

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