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How to set up an Android Development Environment?

How to set up an Android Development Environment?

Android application development starts on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later version.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later version with Intel chip.
  • Linux including GNU C Library 2.7 or later.

The tools required to develop Android applications are freely available and can be downloaded from the web. The software’s required before starting Android application programming are listed below:

  • Java JDK5 or later version
  • Android Studio

Set-up Java Development Kit (JDK)

The latest version of Java JDK can be downloaded from Oracle's Java site Java SE Downloads.
Follow the instructions that are present in downloaded files to install and configure the setup.
Finally set PATH and JAVA_HOME environment variables to refer to the directory that contains java and javac, typically java_install_dir/bin and java_install_dir respectively.
When you are running Windows and installed the JDK in C:jdk1.8.0_102, then we should put the following line in C:autoexec.bat file.

Another way is right-click on My Computer, select Properties, then Advanced, then Environment Variables. Then, you can update the PATH value and press the OK button.
On Linux, if the SDK is installed in /usr/local/jdk1.8.0_102 and use the C shell, then put the following code into your .cshrc file.

Another way is when you use Android studio, it will know automatically where you have installed your Java.

Android IDEs

There are so many Technologies available to develop android applications, the familiar technologies, which are predominantly using tools as follows:

  • Android Studio
  • Eclipse IDE(Deprecated)

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