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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Jackson

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Chapter     2

Configuring Your Android App Development System

Now that you have an Android development workstation assembled, with those valuable (but free), professional-level, open source packages installed on it, it is time to configure the Eclipse Android 4.4 Development Tools (ADT) integrated development environment (IDE) for what you will be doing over the course of this book. Eclipse now works “out of the box” thanks to the ADT bundle, a vast improvement over having to “wire” the Android SDK to Eclipse using plug-ins.

There are still a number of things that I want to teach you about in this chapter, however, regarding how to keep the Eclipse ADT up-to-date and create and install Android Virtual Device (AVD) emulators. Additionally, you’ll ...

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