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Android™ Development Patterns: Best Practices for Professional Developers by Phil Dutson

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1. Development Tools

The toolset of choice for Android development has changed over the last few years. Once, the Eclipse IDE was the integrated development environment (IDE) of choice, but we now stand at the changing of the guard where the now fully support Android Studio is the current weapon of choice for developers. In this chapter, you learn about Android Studio, how to get the standalone SDK tools, various Android emulators, and version-control systems that are used with Android development.

Android Studio

Many Android developers have used or have had some experience with the Android Development Tools (ADT) bundle. This package, provided by the Android team, consisted of the Android SDK and the Eclipse IDE, which was used to help developers ...

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