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0 Manuel Jaraba · March 8, 2015
I'm wondering if what is the Framework we used in Eclipse on developing android app, What is description of API with simple explanation, and what is the difference of API, Libraries, Plugins, and Packages :)

Also why do we need to use SDK :)

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0 Paarth Tandon · March 14, 2015
In eclipse you would download the ADT plugin(http://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/eclipse-adt.html). That page also has the instuctions.

Android itself is a library. Think of a library as all the code put together.

And API is the part of the library that the programmer interacts with to create there apps.

An SDK is the tools you need to use the API.

Packages are different sections of the API. Like one package could be for graphics and another could be for processing.

A plugin is an attachment to a program(like an IDE) that adds features to it. The ADT plugin is for adding Android functionality to Eclipse.

Now don't go thinking you need to download all of these things separately. The ADT plugin handles all of that for you.

Aside all of that, why are you still using Eclipse. The official IDE for Android is now Android Studio(http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html). With it you do not need to even install the SDK.

The way your question sounds makes me think you don't know much about programming in general. WATCH THE JAVA TUTORIALS FIRST. I cannot stress that enough.
0 Dol Lod · March 15, 2015
Don't bother. Use Android Studio b/c it contains the latest updates for android development. Eclipse is outdated. On a side note, intellij is much better than eclipse as an IDE. 
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