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Detecting Android Memory Leaks with LeakCanary

Installing LeakCanary

 

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LeakCanary is another library from the wonderful people at Square, which should be a regular fixture in any Android application. It’s billed as a “A memory leak detection library for Android and Java.” It attempts to follow any memory leaks within your application, and provide a leak trace to help you identify and eliminate leaks.

In this lesson you will learn the answers to the following:
* What is LeakCanary and what does it do?
* Why was LeakCanary created?
* How do I set up LeakCanary to watch Activities?

Related Lessons:
* Detecting and Fixing a Leak
* Monitoring leaks in Fragments
* Why you need to use LeakCanary

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