Saturday, September 10, 2011

Start Android Development - Eclipse & ADT Plugin

First of all We need Eclipse IDE to develop android applications. Though the other Java IDEs such as NetBeans and  IntelliJ IDEA do support android SDK they don't give much support as Eclipse do. So the first choice for the android development is Eclipse.  Eclipse is a free and open source software. You can freely download it from Eclipse download section.

What is the Best Eclipse Version for Android ?


Some android developers recommend eclipse Galileo for android development. But for me Indigo also looks better. I have Eclipse Indigo installed in my Ubuntu OS. It works fine for me. But when you selecting the package make sure that you CPU speed is compatible for long run with out freezing your screen. So I recommend Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. Its small in size and also great with speed.

Android Development Toolkit a.k.a ADT Plugin
Android Development Toolkit is your bridge between Android SDK and Eclipse IDE. We need to add ADT plugin to Eclipse. There are simple instructions to add this plugin to the IDE.

Check the Video Tutorial. It will tip you on this process.
N.B. It is better to have latest versions of Java JDK, Android SDK, and Eclipse IDE.



So that for now Keep in touch with TheAndroidKing. for the best from the android.


1 comment:

  1. Hi very nice information for Java development really i like it i hope your voyage will be very successful.

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