Android-Specific Debugging

Most Android debugging is just like Java debugging. However, you will run into issues with Android-specific parts, such as resources, that the Java compiler knows nothing about.

Using Android Lint

This is where Android Lint comes in. Android Lint is a static analyzer for Android code. A static analyzer is a program that examines your code to find defects without running it. Android Lint uses its knowledge of the Android frameworks to look deeper into your code and find problems that the compiler cannot. In most cases, Android Lint’s advice is worth taking.

In Chapter 6, you will see Android Lint warn you about compatibility problems. Android Lint can also perform type-checking for objects that are defined in XML. Make ...

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