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Ted HagosAndroid Studio IDE Quick Referencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4953-6_8

8. Gradle

Ted Hagos1 
Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
What this chapter covers:
  • The Android build process

  • Gradle files

  • Dependencies

  • The Android Support Library

The Build Process

Building an APK or a bundle requires many involved steps. Figure 8-1 roughly illustrates the process.


A bundle is a newer format for delivering Android executables. I’ll talk about bundles a bit more in Chapter 12.

An app is a combination of loosely related Java source files, XML configuration files, UI definitions in XML, and more. Then it goes through compilation; there are resource compilers and the Java compiler. There are also libraries and other dependencies ...

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