Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm David Gassner and welcome to Android Studio First Look. In this course I'll introduce you to Android Studio, Google's IDE of the future for Android app development. First I'll describe how to install Android Studio and where to find the Android SDK and other critical resources after installation. Then I'll take you on a tour of the user interface. Managing files and folders and working with menus tool bars and tool windows.
I'll show you how to use shortcuts for writing and refactoring code. And how to use the debugging tools with break points, watch variables, and more. And finally I'll describe how to package a completed Android app for distribution. When this course was first created, Android Studio was available as an early access preview. The course has now been updated to cover the product's beta through version 0.8.4. But Android Studio is already providing a solid platform for Android developers.
I hope that this introduction helps you get started with it quickly.
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.