Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies by Barry Burd

By Barry Burd

A must-have pedagogical source from knowledgeable Java educator
As a Linux-based working approach designed for cellular units, the Android OS permits courses to run on all Android units and seem loose within the Android industry. no matter if you're a newbie programmer wanting to create cellular functions or you're Android-savvy and looking out to put up your apps to the Android industry, this compilation of 8 minibooks takes you thru the bits and bobs of programming for Android telephones. Java specialist Barry Burd walks you thru Android programming fundamentals, stocks innovations for constructing nice Android purposes, experiences Android undefined, and masses more.* makes use of the straightforward-but-fun For Dummies sort to stroll you thru the bits and bobs of programming for Android cellular units* beneficial properties 8 minibooks that take you from amateur Android consumer to optimistically constructing Android purposes* Addresses Android programming fundamentals, the working method, undefined, and safeguard* information what it takes to strengthen extraordinary Android apps* Covers the Eclipse atmosphere and SQLite
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Fortunately, you can do this by pointing and clicking within the Eclipse development environment. 1. In Eclipse’s main menu, choose Window➪Android SDK and AVD Manager. After selecting this option, Eclipse opens a new window. You’ll never guess what the window’s name is. After choosing Window➪Android SDK and AVD Manager, you may see a troublesome message that tells you Location of the Android SDK has not been setup in the preferences. ” earlier in this chapter. Book I Chapter 2 Installing the Software Tools Anyway, the Android SDK comes with several developer tools — tools for compiling, testing, and debugging Android code.

Eclipse is a generic platform. Eclipse doesn’t owe its existence to Android. When you download Eclipse, you don’t necessarily get any tools that are useful for developing Android apps. Configuring Eclipse 33 Book I Chapter 2 Installing the Software Tools Figure 2-2: The MOTODEV Studio workbench with a brand new workspace. But Eclipse is well known for its plug-ins. Eclipse plug-ins add all kinds of tools to the barebones Eclipse platform. In fact, even Eclipse’s signature tool, Java Development Tools (JDT), is a plug-in.

4. In the list of utilities, look for a Java Preferences entry. If you don’t find a Java Preferences entry, don’t fret ( . . not yet, anyway). You might still have a Java Development Kit. Skip to the test described in the next section. 5. If you have a Java Preferences entry, double-click that entry. After an uncomfortable delay, your computer displays a window showing information about your computer’s Java Development Kit. 0_22-b04-307). That’s just fine. 0) or higher. If the Java Preferences utility doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can poke around in Macintosh’s Unix command window.

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