Android Studio for beginners, Part 4: Debugging tools and productivity plugins

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Updated: February 2019.

Android Studio offers a rich palette of built-in development tools, and an even more abundant plugin ecosystem. The first three articles in this series focused on installation and setup and coding and running a simple mobile app with Android Studio. Now you’ll get acquainted with some of the more advanced tools: three built-in tools and three plugins for debugging and improving the quality and productivity of your Android application code.

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Tutorial series: Android Studio for beginners

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A complete beginner’s guide to Android Studio, from installing Android Studio to coding and debugging your first Android app. Includes troubleshooting tips for the Android device emulator and source code for the Android example app.

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PART 1:
Installation + setup

Get system requirements and instructions for installing Android Studio 3.x and launching your first Android project. You’ll start up your first Android project and get to know Android Studio’s main window.

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JDK 13: The new features coming to Java 13

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Java Development Kit (JDK) 13 is beginning to take shape, and the first beta builds are available. Its production release is planned for September 2019.

How to create apps that work together across Windows, iOS, and Android

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Microsoft may not have a mobile OS any more, but that doesn’t mean it’s abandoned the mobile market. Instead it’s taking a different approach: building on its platform to integrate Windows and Microsoft 365 with the devices we’re all using. That has meant a refocus on its own tools, with iOS and Android versions of the Edge browser, the Microsoft Launcher for Android, Office apps everywhere, and the new Your Phone Windows app that replicates device content onto your PC.

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