This chapter showed you how to add, build, run, and debug Android projects using the Android IDE. You started by installing the sample applications from within the Android IDE. You then began testing your development environment using a sample application from the Android SDK, and then you created a new Android application from scratch using the Android IDE. You also learned how to make some quick modifications to the application, demonstrating some exciting Android features you will learn about in future chapters.
In the next few chapters, you will learn about the tools available for use in developing Android applications and then focus on the finer points about defining your Android application using the application manifest file. You will also learn how to organize your application resources, such as images and strings, for use within your application.