Appendix D. Setting Up an Android Development Environment

Although Android apps are written in Java, they require more than just standard Java programming tools. Apps require the Java Development Kit, the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), an integrated development environment tailored to Android programming, and drivers for Android devices.

Eclipse is the most popular and best-supported integrated development environment (IDE) for Android.

In this appendix, you set up all of these tools and make sure they can work together to run an Android app. Each of the tools is free and can be downloaded over the Internet.

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