Setting up for the SDK, the Tools, and Android Itself.

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Setting up the Android environment is a little tricky. This is because you can create Android applications on Linux, Windows and OSX, and have a choice of IDEs. If you would like a head-start on getting setup, follow these links to download the main components you’ll need.

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][h3]Download Java.[/h3][vc_separator][vc_column_text]You may already have Java installed. You can check by typing:[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]java -version[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]at the command-line. If you get a meaningful version coming back, you can skip this step. If Java is not installed, then official Java installation packages are available from Oracle. They can be found here, we recommend Java 7 for now: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Download the “Java SE Development Kit 7u71” and install it on your operating system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][h3]Integrated Development Environment.[/h3][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Google is pushing Android Studio as the official IDE for Android and we recommend everybody uses this. You can find Android Studio at the following link:[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Download and install Android Studio on your operating system.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]If you prefer not to use Android Studio, then the two best alternatives are IntelliJ Community Edition and Eclipse. You can find versions of both from these links:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]IntelliJ COMMUNITY EDITION: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Eclipse Android Bundle: https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html?hl=i - Click Download Eclipse ADT.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][h3]The Android SDK.[/h3][vc_separator][vc_column_text]You only need to install the SDK Tools separately if you chose IntelliJ above. To grab the SDK package go to the following link:[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html?hl=i - Click on GET THE SDK FOR AN EXISTING IDE to download the SDK for a standalone IDE like IntelliJ.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="900" img_link_target="_self" img_size="1200x2"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Register for the next Code•IT! for workshops like this: https://www.venturecenter.co/events/codeit/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_button title="Register for Code•IT!" target="_blank" color="btn-danger" icon="none" size="btn-large" href="https://www.venturecenter.co/events/codeit/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="900" img_link_target="_self" img_size="1200x2"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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