Hi guys, when telling a story it’s always best to start at the beginning, so the first thing to do on my journey is talk about how are we going to install Android Eclipse. My workstation is a MacBook but the process is the same on both Windows and Linux. I’ve put together a short video of the entire thing, from downloading Eclipse and the Android SDK to installing Eclipse, the ADT (Android Development Tools) plugin and then configuring ADT to use the Android SDK!
The steps are really simple.
- Download and install the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
- Download and extract the Android SDK from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
- Install the ADT plugin in Eclipse
After following these 3 easy steps to install Android Eclipse you should be ready to go!
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