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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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How Android Studio differs

There are many ways that Android Studio differs from other IDEs and development tools. Some of these differences are quite subtle, such as the way support libraries are installed, and others, for instance the build process and the UI design, are profoundly different.

Before taking a closer look at the IDE itself, it is a good idea to first understand what some of these important differences are. The major ones are listed here:

  •  UI development: The most significant difference between Studio and other IDEs is its layout editor, which is far superior to any of its rivals, offering text, design, and blueprint views, and most importantly, constraint layout tools for every activity or fragment, an easy-to-use theme and ...

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