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Android Studio Cookbook by Mike van Drongelen

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The use of Gradle build scripts

Android Studio uses Gradle build scripts. It is a project automation tool and uses a Domain-specific Language (DSL) instead of the more common XML form to create the configuration of a project.

Projects come with a top-level build file and a build file for each module. These files are called build.gradle. Most of the time, it is only the build file for the app module that needs your attention.

Note

You may note that some properties that you could find in the Android manifest file previously, such as the target SDK and versioning properties, are now defined in a build file and should reside in the build file only.

A typical build.gradle file may look like this:

applylugin: 'com.android.application' android { compileSdkVersion ...

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