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3. An Introduction to the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment

Wallace Jackson

(1)Lompoc, California, USA

During this chapter, we will take a look at how the Android Studio 2.3 development environment and Android platform works. Android OS has moved away from using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with Android Development Tools (ADT) , and as of 64-bit Android 5.0 and later, has adopted the IntelliJ IDEA (Integrated Development Environment Application). We installed IntelliJ as part of Android Studio 2.3 in the previous chapter, and have already used some of its configuration tools and dialogs, such as the SDK ...

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