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Practical Android Projects by Pieter Greyling, Lucas Jordan

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Chapter 2

Development Tools in Practice

In the first chapter of the book we presented a broad coverage of the Android platform from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. You had the opportunity to learn about the overall architecture and components of the platform. You also had the chance to test drive the tools that ship with the Android software development kit (SDK) by creating a skeleton Android project from the command line and stepping through the development lifecycle all the way to installation of the application on the Android emulator.

We also included an introduction to the three major noncommercial Java integrated development environments (IDEs), Eclipse, NetBeans, and Intellij IDEA Community Edition, showed you how to equip ...

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