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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Running the Fun Facts Project

Javier Alvarado
Javier Alvarado
16,060 Points

What's the difference between build and run?

What's the difference between build and run? When would I use one over the other?

1 Answer

When you select build, it just compiles everything together. However, when you select run, it does the build process, but it also executes your project.

Javier Alvarado
Javier Alvarado
16,060 Points

Okay. So when exactly would I use build? It seems to me that I would always want to run the project, but it sounds like there are situations where it's better to just build it.

For most of the time, you would never need to choose build since you're most likely testing your app.

The biggest scenario I can think of that you'd want to use build is if your app takes a long time to build so you start the build then come back later to run it.