ADT – Android Development Toolkit

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Hi folks!!!

Well, today I’m going to start a series of articles for my subjects of my M.Sc. on Free Software, the first will be regarding Developments and Tools subject, so here we go!!

Android Development Toolkit, or more known as ADT.

ADT is a plugin for eclipse to help to developers in the creation of Android apps.

As it said in the oficial website:

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.

This pluging comes with a lot of interesting tools like:

  1. Tools for debugging (Including memory heap viewer).
  2. Logtrace viewer
  3. XML editor (visual and in code)
  4. APK exporter.
  5. etc.

You can download and install ADT as first time, or if you have an old version of ADT previously installed on your Eclipse, you can update it easily as you can see in the mentioned webpage.

Of course this plugin is open source and is included in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) source code repository

And that’s all, my friends, soon more!!!

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