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Beginning Android Programming with Android Studio, Fourth Edition by Jerome F. DiMarzio

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Chapter 2Using Android Studio for Android Development

Chapter 1 covers how to install and initially configure Android Studio for the purposes of developing Android applications. This chapter explains how to navigate the intricacies of Android Studio in a way that helps you develop applications more easily and with great efficiency.

Android Studio contains myriad features to help everyone from the greenest novices to the most senior superstar developers. By the time you finish this chapter, you will be able to navigate through the features of Android Studio with confidence, produce code that is easy to read and easy to reuse with the help of refactoring, save and share your code to GitHub, and use breakpoints to quickly find problems in your applications.

Let's begin by examining the features of Android Studio.

EXPLORING THE IDE

In this section you explore the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment, which is also known as the IDE. Basically, the IDE is the interface between you and Android Studio. The more you know about the tools, windows, and options that are available to you in Android Studio, the faster you will be able to produce code and the more confident you will be at creating ...

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