The objective of the Application Development Toolkit (ADT) is to develop software against the stack being able to compile, run, debug and profile them as needed.

Being able to build a complete software stack is great but there is also a need to develop software against the stack being able to compile, run, debug and profile them as needed. The objective of the Application Development Toolkit (ADT) is to provide developers a way to do this without requiring them to learn a build system. Ultimately, this lets the developers focus on what they do best - develop. The ADT includes a platform-independent standalone cross-compiling toolchain, debugging and profiling tools and the QEMU emulation and support scripts. These capabilities allow the developer to start work on a target architecture without needing real hardware. See the Application Development Toolkit (ADT) User's Guide for complete information on the ADT.