Now that you got some idea about the Android Platform, let us look at the tools and development environment Android provides.
Android provides an Integrated platform to help Create, Build, Test and Package Apps.
Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
SDK is a set of libraries to help you create a new Android Application. These are needed to make use of Android Libraries.
Built on top of IntelliJ IDEA this provides a complete solution to create new Apps. It provides App Templates, Code Editor and plenty of tools.You can download the latest one from here
Documentation and Training Material
The documentation provided by Android Community is pretty good.
Here is a link to the official documentation and training.
Ok great, how can I setup Android on my Laptop to start creating Apps
First install Java, if you don’t have one already. I will suggest the latest JDK. Here is the link.
Next install Android Studio from the link provided earlier.
That’s all you need. We will create a basic app in the next article.