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Sams Teach Yourself Android™ Application Development in 24 Hours by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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Appendix A. Configuring Your Android Development Environment

This appendix walks you through the steps needed to install and configure all the appropriate tools you need to get started developing Android applications:

• The appropriate Java Development Kit (JDK)

• The Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE)

• The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and tools

• Any drivers required by specific Android devices

These software packages are available free of charge from their vendors’ websites.

Development Machine Prerequisites

Android developers may use a number of different operating systems and software configurations. This appendix walks you through the installation of the tools used in this book. If you’re installing from scratch, ...

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