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Is there any reason to create the notificationBuilder variable in this video?
In the video the notification was created with with this code:
Notification.Builder notificationBuilder = new Notification.Builder(this);
Notification notification = notificationBuilder.build();
But as far as i know creating the builder variable is not necessary, and the same thing can be done like this:
Notification notification = new Notification.Builder(this)
Is there any reason (style / performance ) to write out the longer version?
edit: It seems the longer version was only used for educational purposes - the same project is used in the next course ( Intents and Receivers ) and the code will be rewritten to the shorter version to take advantage of the "fluent interface".
I'll leave the question up though, in case i was wrong.