Chapter    4

Exploring Android Studio: Getting Familiar with the IntelliJ IDEA

Now that you have a comprehensive overview of the new features in Android, including the new Material Design paradigm and other new Android 5 features, this chapter will take a look at the integrated development environment for Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA. You took care of getting your Development Workstation assembled during Chapter 2, so all that is left to do now is to get you up to speed regarding the ins and outs of the IDE software tool that you will be using from here on out during this book. Once this is out of the way, you can then focus on Java 7 coding or XML markup for the duration of the next 13 chapters in this book.

Let’s start by looking at how IntelliJ ...

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