Setting Up Your Development Environment
In This Chapter
Getting familiar with the Eclipse development tool
Using the Android SDK
Running your first Android app
The tools for developing Android are freely available for download and use. Even if you’ve never used an IDE (integrated development environment) like Eclipse, it won’t take long for you to get your feet wet.
Starting at the Beginning
Android and all its associated tools run on Java, so the first thing you’ll need to do is make sure your development machine meets the supported system requirement. Then you’ll need to install the Java Development Kit (JDK).
The following operating systems are currently supported:
Windows XP (32-bit)
Windows Vista (32- or 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (x86 ...