[Q] Is decompiling same as extracting, compiling same as compressing

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http://forum.xda-developers.com – Just wanna ask if decompiling an apk is the same as extracting it while compiling apk same as compressing. Can I compile an apk by compressing it then renaming it into .Apk? Though I still have to state that, ALL YOUR CHEESE BELONGS TO ME! (HowTos)