What Youll Learn in This Hour

► Using the Android documentation

► Debugging applications with DDMS

► Working with the Android Emulator

► Using the Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

► Working with Android virtual devices

Android developers are lucky to have more than a dozen development tools at their disposal to help facilitate the design of quality applications. Understanding what tools are available and what they can be used for is a task best done early in the Android learning process, so that when you are faced with a problem, you have some clue as to which utility might be able to help you find a solution. The Android development tools are found in the /tools subdirectory of the Android SDK installation. During this hour, we walk through a number of the most important tools available for use with Android. This information will help you develop Android applications faster and with fewer roadblocks.

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