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Head First Android - is Material Design mandatory? and IDE to choose for Android?

 
Mohamed Iqzas
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Hi,

I have gone through basic android developers tutorial but still not yet comfortable in developing a significant app with nice UI.

Now before trying to understand the current layouts, Material Design is being promoted in android developers website.

Will this book cover Material Design for UI? is it mandatory to know about it for learning Android Development?

And also what's the IDE of choice in this book? I started learning with Eclipse. is Eclipse still best for Android development?

Thanks in advance!
 
Rehan Zahoor
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Android studio is the recommended and official IDE now. Easy to use and works fine. https://developer.android.com/design/material/index.html
Material design looks interesting. But its use is not a must in android 5 and above.
 
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