The following is the first few sections of a chapter from Exploring Android, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.


Adding a Library

Most of an Android app comes from code that you did not write. It comes from code written by others, in the form of libraries. Even though we have not gotten very far with the ToDo app, we are already using some libraries, and in this chapter, we will update that roster.

This is a continuation of the work we did in the previous tutorial. The book’s GitHub repository contains the results of the previous tutorial as well as the results of completing the work in this tutorial.

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This tutorial assumes that you have learned the basics of working with Gradle dependencies elsewhere. That could be:

Step #1: Removing Unnecessary Cruft

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Step #2: Upgrading Our SDK Versions

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Step #3: Adding Support for RecyclerView

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What We Changed

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