Google releases an up to date, quicker model of Android Studio
Google is updating its Android Studio developer setting with an entire slew of upgrades beneath the hood that’ll make it quicker. The corporate unveiled the brand new software at its Google I/O developer convention in Mountain View.
Making the developer expertise simpler is crucial to corporations like Google to encourage builders to construct apps Android-first, which is necessary to seize moments of exclusivity over the App Retailer. That would, in the long run, persuade individuals to go for Android units earlier than an iPhone or iPad — and it’s all driving on which app retailer has one of the best apps.
Right here’s what’s new beneath the hood:
- Emulators are 3 times quicker than they was in Android Studio 2.1. This can be a big ache level for builders, who want to watch the expertise and tune the app continually.
- Construct speeds are getting quicker. Once more, that is one other huge ache level for builders, as a result of each second wasted constructing the appliance is a second that isn’t spent tweaking the code or constructing new options.
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- The good a part of that is in all probability Check Recording, the place Android Studio will mechanically construct checks because the developer clicks across the app, decreasing improvement occasions. Checks are important for making certain that new deploys don’t break the app earlier than delivery it off to units and shortly determine points with the appliance.
- There’s a brand new format designer that has extra options, making it simpler to put out what builders need the app expertise to be like.
- Naturally, this consists of help for Android N.
These all look like lots of underneath-the-hood upgrades, however once more, these sorts of upgrades are important for convincing builders to stay with Android Studio as their go-to IDE. ninety two% of purposes on the Google Play retailer are constructed utilizing Android Studio, the corporate stated.
Builders can decide up the beta model as we speak.