Getting Started with Android

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Slides from the "Getting Started with Android" Session given at SoCalCodeCamp (Cal State Fullerton) on January 29th 2011.

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Getting Started with Android

  1. 1. Getting started with Android <ul><li>Discuss what Android is </li></ul><ul><li>Available developer resources </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Setting up the dev environment </li></ul><ul><li>Writing your first Android App </li></ul>
  2. 2. Prerequisites <ul><li>Some development experience </li></ul><ul><li>Java experience is a plus but not needed to become a successful android developer </li></ul><ul><li>(VB, C#, Actionscript, etc) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Developing for Android is free <ul><li>All of the tools needed and information on how to use them is FREE! http://developer.android.com </li></ul><ul><li>IDE (Eclipse version 3.5 Galileo) </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Sample code </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forums </li></ul>
  4. 4. Android Developer Site <ul><li>Developer Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>SDK </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tools of the trade <ul><li>Android SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tools of the trade <ul><li>Android SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin </li></ul>
  7. 7. Setting up <ul><li>Download and setup the Eclipse IDE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Java EE, Classic) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Download and unzip the Android SDK </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>c:android </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Install the ADT plug-in in Eclipse </li></ul>
  8. 8. Create a project <ul><li>Start Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>Configure Eclipse to point to Android SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Create a new Android Project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more information visit http://developer.android.com/sdk </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Point Eclipse to Android SDK <ul><li>Eclipse > Preferences (Window > Preferences) Tip: this needs to be done every time you create a new workspace </li></ul>
  10. 10. Point Eclipse to Android SDK
  11. 11. Create a project <ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File > New > Project </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File > New > Project </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Android Project </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Create a project
  13. 13. Potential Alternatives
  14. 14. Recommendation
  15. 25. Thank You Josh Dobbs http://joshdobbs.com [email_address]

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