The Necessary Tools

To get started with this book, you will need Android Studio. Android Studio is an integrated development environment used for Android development that is based on the popular IntelliJ IDEA.

An install of Android Studio includes:

Android SDK

the latest version of the Android SDK

Android SDK tools and platform tools

tools for debugging and testing your apps

A system image for the Android emulator

a tool for creating and testing your apps on different virtual devices

As of this writing, Android Studio is under active development and is frequently updated. Be aware that you may find differences between your version of Android Studio and what you see in this book. Visit forums.bignerdranch.com ...

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