Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting set up, part of Android Development: Data Binding.
- [Narrator] Let's get the development environment properly set up for the course. So first I'm going to assume that you already have Android Studio installed and that you've checked for updates and installed any of that were available. Now, if you don't have Android Studio installed and need to learn how to do that check out the Android Studio Essential Training course's introductory chapter. So if you have Android Studio installed and updated, then place the exercise files for this course, anywhere on your computer, where they will be easy to access. Now I've put my folder here on the desktop, but you can place yours wherever you like. All right, so once you have the exercise files on your computer, then go ahead and start up Android Studio and make sure that you have a virtual device set up for use with the emulator. So I'm going to go ahead and open my AVD Manager and you can see that I've already created a Pixel 3 with API 29 on it. So go ahead and create a virtual device if you haven't already done that. Now if you'd rather use a physical device to do the exercises in this course that's fine as well, but I'm going to be using the emulator for this course since a physical device isn't really needed. So go ahead and start your emulator and have it running while you are going through the various videos. And you can see I've got mine already running here so have it running while you're going through the various videos in the course so that you won't need to restart it each time. Okay, so once you have Android Studio installed and updated and you've got the exercise files placed where you want them and you've got a virtual device created and ready to go, then you are ready to proceed.