IN THIS CHAPTER
Downloading and installing the Android software tools
Checking your Android Studio installation
Getting the code in this book's examples
ergaliophile noun 1. A lover of tools. 2. A person who visits garage sales for rusty metal implements that might be useful someday but probably won't. 3. A person whose computer runs slowly because of the daily, indiscriminate installation of free software tools.
Several years ago, I found an enormous monkey wrench (more than a yard long and weighing 35 pounds) at a nearby garage sale. I wasn't a good plumber, and to this day any pipe that I fix starts leaking again immediately. But I couldn't resist buying this fine piece of hardware. The only problem was, my wife was sitting in the car about halfway down the street. She's much more sensible than I am about these matters, so I couldn't bring the wrench back to the car. “Put it aside and I'll come back for it later,” I told ...