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Android Studio Game Development: Concepts and Design by J. F. DiMarzio

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Chapter    1

Setting Up Android Studio

Welcome to Android Studio Game Development. This book focuses on specific tasks in the process of game development as performed in Android Studio. In this chapter, you are going to install Android Studio and the required Java Development Kit (JDK). By the end of this chapter, you will have a functional Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) that you can use to develop amazing Android-based games. Let’s begin!

Installing the JDK

The first step you want to perform is to download and install the JDK. Because Android applications—including games—are developed in Java, Android Studio needs the JDK to run. The JDK includes many Java tools such as the compiler (javac), the document generator ( ...

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