ANDROID

Installing android studio

        This tutorial will go through all the necessary steps for installing android studio and it is pretty easy.

Android Studio is Android's official IDE. It is purpose built for Android to accelerate your development and help you build the highest-quality apps for every Android device. It offer  tools custom-tailored for Android developers, including rich code editing, debugging, testing, and profiling tools.

Before diving into the steps of installing let us understand the features of android studio

·         Instant run: You can immediately transfer code or resources to your running app.

·         Intelligent code editor: Build with shortcuts and smart error detection it is indeed an intelligent code editor

·         Fast and feature rich emulator: You don’t need to own an android phone to run android app you can basically use the emulator to run your app

·         This editor supports editing C/C++ project files so we can quickly build JNI components in your app.

·         Firebase and Cloud Integration

·         Layout editor which eliminate tiresome task

Enough with all the features lets dive into installing the android studio

Step1. Installing java development kit. (If already installed skip to step 2)

Before downloading and installing android studio we need to install java Development kit.

a)    Download the JDK from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.. make sure you download JDK version 8 any subversion will work.

b)    Accept license and install.

c)     Choose your operating platform, e.g., "Windows x64" (for 64-bit Windows OS)

d)    Locate the downloaded installer and run the downloaded installer (e.g., "jdk-8u{xx}-windows-x64.exe"), which installs both the JDK and JRE. By default, the JDK will be installed in directory "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx", where xx denotes the latest upgrade number; and JRE in "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_xx".

e)    Windows OS searches the current directory and the directories listed in the PATH environment variable for executable programs. So we need to edit the PATH environment variable. Follow the following step to edit