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Beginning Android 4 by Grant Allen

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Chapter 5

A Bit About Eclipse

Eclipse is an extremely popular integrated development environment (IDE), particularly for Java development. It is also designed to be extensible via an add-in system. To top it off, Eclipse is open source, thanks to the beneficence of IBM many years back in its decision to release Eclipse to the wide world. That combination made it an ideal choice of IDE for the core Android developer team.

Specifically, to go alongside the Android SDK, Google has published some add-ins for the Eclipse environment. Primary among these is the Android Developer Tools (ADT) add-in, which gives Eclipse it core awareness of Android.

What the ADT Gives You

The ADT add-in, in essence, takes regular Eclipse operations and extends them ...

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