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Expert Android Studio by Murat Yener and Onur Dundar


 

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Expert Android Studio Contents


  • Chapter 1 Getting Began
  • Chapter 2 Android Studio Fundamentals 
  • Chapter 3 Android Utility Improvement With Android Studio 
  • Chapter 4 Android Studio In Depth 
  • Chapter 5 Layouts with Android Studio 
  • Chapter 6 Android Construct System 
  • Chapter 7 Multi-Module Initiatives 
  • Chapter 8 Debugging and Testing 
  • Chapter 9 Utilizing Supply Management: GIT 
  • Chapter 10 Steady Integration 
  • Chapter 11 Utilizing Android NDK with Android Studio 
  • Chapter 12 Writing Your Personal Plugin 
  • Chapter 13 Third-Social gathering Instruments

Introduction to Expert Android Studio eBook


Why We Wrote This E-book

In November 2007, Google launched a preview model of Android SDK to permit builders to start out taking part in with the brand new cellular working system. Roughly two years later, in October 2009, ADT (Android Developer Instruments) a plugin set for Eclipse, was launched to the general public.

As a Google, I/O 2009 attendee, I (Murat) was fortunate sufficient to have an Android gadget and was in all probability one of many earliest builders to obtain and set up the plugins to my Eclipse.

As years handed, we each adopted the identical ardour to obtain and strive new stuff launched with new ADT variations. On the time, I used to be an Eclipse committer who knew find out how to write plugins, lengthen the IDE’s capabilities, and introduce the habits and performance I wanted.

So with every launch of ADT, I used to be extra and extra excited to see what had been completed with the instruments.

Might 2013, at Google I/O, roughly 4 years after our love-hate relationship with ADT began, Google introduced Android Studio, which quickly turned the official, supported IDE for Android growth.

ADT was by no means good. nevertheless it was acquainted. Like many different builders, we knew all of the shortcuts, how issues work, what to do when one thing was not working, workarounds, and how the tasks had been structured.

Extra considerably, we had been in a position to write our personal plugins or examine ADT plugins to see why one thing went fallacious. Nonetheless, with the discharge of Android Studio, out of the blue we had been all in a brand new platform that we knew little or no about.

We resisted switching to Android Studio for some time however lastly gave it a strive. Immediately, Android, a platform we had been lengthy aware of, was a stranger.

The brand new mission construction was very completely different due to the adjustments launched by IntelliJ and Gradle. To undertake IntelliJ, we determined to comply with IntelliJ shortcuts as an alternative of utilizing IntelliJ shortcut mapping for Eclipse shortcuts, which made the scenario even worse.

We had been barely in a position to seek for a file or piece of code, navigate via menus, right-click to create information and even generate some fundamental getters and setters.

We went from being consultants with ADT to learners with Android Studio. We had lastly had sufficient! We had been skilled builders, however struggled with Android Studio and weren’t in a position to present our expertise.

So we began following IntelliJ talks, pinning the IntelliJ shortcut cheat sheet in our cubicles, studying IntelliJ plugin code, and forcing ourselves to make use of Android Studio in our day by day work. This e book is a abstract of the teachings we realized strolling unaided on this troublesome path.

This e book is what we wanted for ourselves after we had been switching from Eclipse-based ADT to IntelliJbased Android Studio.

Because of this we imagine any developer, whether or not an Android beginner or a seasoned Android developer who used to work on ADT, will discover this e book helpful for growing his or her information of the instruments which are truly there to help his or her coding expertise.

Irrespective of how good you might be at writing code, with out correct information of Built-in Improvement Environments (IDEs), you’ll face many obstacles.

This e book covers Google’s Android Studio, the official software for growing Android purposes. Every chapter focuses on a particular subject, progressing from the fundamentals of find out how to use the IDE to superior subjects similar to writing plugins to increase the capabilities of the IDE.

Who This E-book Is For

This e book is for builders with any degree of expertise. Whether or not you might be new to Android or a seasoned Android developer who used Eclipse-based ADT earlier than, this e book will convey you to a degree the place you may unleash your true growth potential by making use of Android Studio’s instruments.

What This E-book Covers

This e book not solely covers options of Android Studio important for growing Android apps but in addition touches on subjects associated to the entire growth cycle. The next are just some examples of the subjects coated which are fundamental to Android Studio or that reach its capabilities:

  • Sharing and versioning your code with Git
  • Managing your builds with Gradle
  • Preserving your code maintainable and bug-free with testing
  • Controlling the entire construct and check cycle with Steady Integration
  • Writing plugins for Android Studio to increase its capabilities and add desired customized options
  • Utilizing third-party instruments with Android Studio to enhance the event course of
  • How This E-book Is Structured

Every chapter focuses on a particular subject associated to Android Studio or an accompanying software by explaining why it’s wanted and how it’s used or configured. Some chapters present code samples to exhibit the use case or present an instance of the subject.

Chapter 1: Getting Began: Putting in and organising your growth surroundings. Creating an emulator for operating your tasks.

Chapter 2: Android Studio Fundamentals: Starting with Android Studio, creating a brand new mission, constructing your mission, and migrating tasks to Android Studio.

Chapter 3: Android Utility Improvement with Android Studio: Construction of Android Studio tasks. How one can use property, XML information, and the Android Manifest. Creating and working with modules.

Chapter 4: Android Studio In-Depth: Deep dive into Android Studio, explaining menus, editors, views, and shortcuts. How one can use dwell templates and refactoring. How one can construct your tasks and signal asks.

Chapter 5: Layouts with Android Studio: How one can use layouts with Android Studio. Rationalization of previews and instruments for UI growth. Managing exterior dependencies. How one can use and set up property.

Chapter 6: Android Construct System: How one can use and configure Gradle successfully. Writing plugins for Gradle

Chapter 7: Multi-Module Initiatives: Including modules in your mission. How one can create and work with Cellphone/Pill, Library, Put on, TV, Glass, Auto, and Cloud modules.

Chapter 8: Debugging and Testing: Debugging Android code with ADB. Be taught particulars of the Android Units Monitor, Android digital units, Lint, and testing your code.

Chapter 9: Utilizing Supply Management: GIT: How one can share your mission and allow model management by utilizing Git.

Chapter 10: Steady Integration: Automating your builds, checks, and releases utilizing steady integration servers.

Chapter 11: Utilizing Android NDK with Android Studio: Putting in and utilizing Android NDK for constructing tasks with C/C++ code.

Chapter 12: Writing Your Personal Plugins: Writing your personal plugins to increase the capabilities of the IntelliJ platform. Work together with UI, editor, and add your actions.

Chapter 13: Third-Social gathering Instruments: Different accompanying instruments that may assist and velocity the event lifecycle

What You Must Use This E-book

Any fashionable laptop with an working system that’s supported by Android SDK and Android Studio is adequate to make use of Android Studio, construct Android apps, and run the samples given on this e book.

You might want to set up acceptable Android SDK, Android Studio, and Java Digital Machine (JVM) on your OS. Some chapters require further instruments or frameworks to be put in similar to Android NDK. You will discover extra data on the precise {hardware} necessities wanted in Chapter 1.

Foreword to Expert Android Studio PDF


When my brother and I had been rising up in leafy, suburban England, my father relied on that outdated proverb.

My brother and I usually discovered excuses to keep away from the admittedly small variety of chores we had been requested to do, and we positioned the blame for not finishing the duty at hand on an inanimate object that couldn’t reply again.

This proverb was my father’s customary response to our excuses, and it instantly negated our protestations.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that there’s much more knowledge on this outdated proverb than merely getting younger boys to finish their chores.

It isn’t nearly making certain that you’ve got the correct instruments for the duty at hand, however it is usually about having the information of find out how to use them successfully which is vital to being productive.

If you concentrate on the usual instruments in a handyman’s toolkit, it’s fairly clear to most individuals {that a} hammer shouldn’t be essentially the most acceptable software to take away a screw from a chunk of wooden, however as instruments turn out to be extra complicated and refined, these distinctions turn out to be much less clear.

Within the Android growth world, the de-facto customary growth software is Android Studio, not least as a result of it’s below extraordinarily lively growth by Google the identical group accountable for Android itself.

For the reason that early preview variations arrived in Might 2013, the function set has grown fairly significantly and continues to take action at a formidable charge.

If we additionally take into account that Android Studio is constructed on the foundations of IntelliJ IDEA—which is already a particularly feature-rich growth surroundings then it must be fairly clear that any analogies with hammers or screwdrivers are going to interrupt down fairly rapidly.

Quite than evaluating Android Studio with particular person instruments, it’s, maybe, higher to contemplate it as the complete toolbox, which comprises plenty of particular person instruments that may generally be used individually, generally be used collectively

However, when used successfully, we will simplify and velocity up a lot of our on a regular basis growth duties together with the actually mundane or repetitive ones that all of us hate! Fashionable software program growth is a lot greater than merely writing code, and that is very true on Android.

The primary logic of your app could also be written in Java. You even have assets (that are largely XML-based) similar to vector drawables (which incorporate SVG path knowledge into that XML), construct information (that are groovy/grade information), and check supply code (which is Java with check domain-specific dialects similar to Espresso, Fest, or Hamcrest).

That is earlier than you start thinking about frameworks that change the syntax and circulation of your code, similar to Rx, and even alternate languages which are gaining traction, similar to Kotlin. Mastery of all of this may be onerous.

The power to “context change” between completely different parts, languages, frameworks and dialects is made a lot simpler by fundamental options similar to code highlighting and pre-compilation, which present errors inline as you code.

However we’re so used to those that we hardly discover them, and as a result of they’ve turn out to be second nature to us, context switching itself turns into second nature.

Whereas utilizing the instruments out there till they turn out to be second nature is necessary, a prerequisite for that’s truly figuring out what instruments there are and find out how to use them successfully.

That’s the place this e book is available in. Murat and Onur have supplied a information to Android Studio and its many aspects that shall be of nice worth to each the novice and the seasoned Android Studio consumer alike.

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