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Getting started with Android App Development with IDEs and other tools Looking to get cracking on that first few bits of code that is officially going to mark the beginning of your dream becoming a reality. It might be a daunting task but getting started with your first app is now easier than ever before because of the market being flooded by intuitive tools and services. If you are an android app development company, or an android app developer its very likely that you are always on search of finding the most efficient work flow process to deliver excellence. Let’s start with IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) which are basically like MS Word for code but better. IDEs have database of codes that prompt you tags and automate and makes writing code intuitive. Android Suite and Eclipse are two of the most popular IDEs. But there are Integrated Development editors available for almost every programming language used to create android app. Google writes: “Android Development Tools (ADT) is a plugin for the Eclipse IDE that is designed to give you a powerful, integrated environment in which to build Android applications. ADT extends the capabilities of Eclipse to let you quickly set up new Android projects, create an application UI, add components based on the Android Framework API, debug your applications using the Android SDK tools, and even export signed (or unsigned) .apk files in order to distribute your application.” To understand an IDE there is a very simple yet good comparative example. Think of coding as written text on MS Word. The software would prompt you tag and strings of code, it can root out errors and provide solutions. If you want to create a hybrid app using HTML, CSS, and JS you have “Cordova”. There is another useful tool which is called Android Debug Bridge or ADB. It links the communication lag between the development system and the application developer and any connected devices or emulator. This tool also helps you manages your file transfer, update, and installation. It can also take routine backups and restore devices when necessary. These ADB tools can be launched using the adb command in the platform tools directory and gives you access to DDMS, Pixel Perfect, Tracer for OpenGl, etc. Then we have several Android language resources that can be used for training freshers and for selfteaching by amateurs. Some of the popular forums include “Code Academy”, “Udemy”, and “Treehouse”. Also, the internet is a very close-knit community and everyone is in some capacity working in an open space. There is a sense of community and latest updates and plug-ins are easily shared. And if you are not satisfied by just getting the assistance of a robust editor. There are other wonderful plugins that can make your life a lot easier. Most of the times these plugins are packaged based on the type of app you are trying to create. Consoles and Libraries are also readily available and easily understood and used. Here is a list of all free and paid resources when it comes to IDEs, Android libraries, plug-ins etc. http://www.businessofapps.com/guide/android-development-tools/#1

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Getting started with android app development  

Looking to get cracking on that first few bits of code that is officially going to mark the beginning of your dream becoming a reality.

Getting started with android app development  

Looking to get cracking on that first few bits of code that is officially going to mark the beginning of your dream becoming a reality.

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