Android development can be challenging, but through theeffective use of Android Developer Tools (ADT), you can make the process easierand improve the quality of your code. This concise guide demonstrates how tobuild apps with ADT for a device family that features several screen sizes,different hardware capabilities, and a varying number of resources.
With examples in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, you’ll learn how to set up anAndroid development environment and use ADT with the Eclipse IDE. Also,contributor Donn Felker introduces Android Studio, a Google IDE that willeventually replace Eclipse.
- Learn how to use Eclipse and ADT together to developAndroid code
- Create emulators of various sizes and configurations totest your code
- Master Eclipse tools, or explore the new Android Studio
- Use Logcat, Lint, and other ADT tools to test and debugyour code
- Simulate real-world events, including location, sensors,and telephony
- Create dynamic and efficient UIs, using Graphical Layouttools
- Monitor and optimize you application performance usingDDMS, HierarchyViewer, and the Android Monitor tool
- Use Wizards and shortcuts to generate code and imageassets
- Compile and package Android code with Ant and Gradle